Borrowing

Humber Libraries has a variety of items that can be borrowed - from books to portable plugs. Staff are available at the circulation desks (416-675-5079) to help library users with any borrowing questions.

On Campus

Borrowing Items

  • Users must have an active library account and show their card each time they borrow items. See the get account page for more information.
  • The complete list of library items that can be borrowed is found on the Borrowing section of the policies page.
  • To borrow (or check out) items, go to the circulation desks or use the self-check stations at the North campus.

Returning Items

  • Items can be returned to any Humber campus location.
  • The North library has an after hours drop-off box on the 3rd Floor of the LRC and in the path connecting the LRC to the main campus.
  • The Lakeshore library has an after-hours drop-off box on the wall to the right of the main library doors.
  • The Library sends an email reminder three days before items are due to help users avoid late fines.
  • Users are responsible for returning items on/before the due date or late fines will be charged to the account.
  • Users with overdue items cannot borrow other items.
  • Once an item is returned, the same user cannot borrow that item until the following day.

Library Use Only

There are a few items that can only be used in the Library. These items include:

  • Course reserves - readings that professors assign to students.
  • Print journals and magazines.
  • Print reference books, such as encyclopedias, directories and songbooks.
  • Archive collection (such as course calendars) at the North campus.

Online Access

Humber Credentials

  • Log-in with your Humber username and password to access eBooks, streaming videos and online journals/magazines.
  • Access is seamless to library article or eBook links found in Blackboard courses.

Barcode and PIN

  • Log-in with your library barcode number and PIN to place holds on items in the library catalogue.
  • For Humber students: the PIN is the last 4 digits of your N-number. The PINs for other users can be found in the My Account page.
  • The My Account page also has the review and renew items log-in boxes. Watch the video tutorials for details.