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 on the top menu also has the review and renew items log-in boxes. Watch the video tutorials for details.

Students can borrow the equipment listed below from the Library or Learning Commons. Bring your student card to the relevant desk to get the items.