Borrowing Privileges

Select your library user group type to view the borrowing policies.

Students/Faculty/Staff

General Collection Materials

  • Includes books (excluding textbooks, reserves, and reference collection), children’s collection, leisure reads.
  • Number of items you can borrow: Maximum of 30 items at one time.
  • Semester-long loan, due last day of classes.
  • Fine Free: No overdue fines.
  • Can be placed on hold.
  • Renewable when not overdue or requested. Loan will only be extended if renewal occurs within the last two weeks of the semester.
  • 8-month maximum loan.
  • Accounts with overdue general collection items will be blocked from signing out additional materials.

Media

  • Includes DVDs, CDs, vinyl records, sheet music.
  • Number of items you can borrow: Maximum of 10 items at one time.
  • 14-day loan. Fine Free: No overdue fines.
  • Can be placed on hold.
  • Renewable when not overdue or requested.
  • 28-day maximum loan.
  • Accounts with overdue Media items will be blocked from signing out additional materials.

Textbooks

  • Number of items you can borrow: Maximum of 2 items at one time.
  • 7-day loan.
  • Overdue fines: $2/day (per open day) - maximum $50.
  • Cannot be placed on hold.
  • Cannot be renewed.
  • Two (2) textbooks per student.
  • Cannot be borrowed on the same day the item was returned.
  • Accounts with overdue Textbooks will be blocked from signing out additional materials.

Faculty Reserves

  • Number of items you can borrow: Maximum of 3 items at one time.
  • 4-hour loan.
  • Overdue fines: $5/hour (during library hours) - maximum $50.
  • Cannot be placed on hold.
  • Cannot be renewed.
  • Accounts with overdue Faculty Reserve items will be blocked from signing out additional materials

Technology

  • Number of items you can borrow: Maximum of 5 items at one time.
  • 4-hour loan.
  • Overdue fines: $5/hour (during library hours) - maximum $50.
  • Cannot be placed on hold.
  • Cannot be renewed.
  • Accounts with overdue Technology items will be blocked from signing out additional materials.

Equipment

  • Number of items you can borrow: Maximum of 5 items at one time.
  • Same-day loan, due 15 minutes before library close.
  • Overdue fines: $1 per hour (during library hours) – maximum $10.
  • Cannot be placed on hold.
  • Cannot be renewed.

Library Use Only (Reference and Archive collections)

Alumni/Community Borrowers/Direct Borrowers/Retirees

Note: Community Borrowers pay an annual registration fee of $20.

General Collection Materials

  • Includes books (excluding textbooks, reserves, and reference collection), children’s collection, leisure reads.
  • Number of items you can borrow: Maximum of 10 items at one time.
  • 14-day loan.
  • Fine Free: No overdue fines.
  • Can be placed on hold.
  • Renewable when not overdue or requested.
  • 28-day maximum loan.
  • Accounts with overdue General Collection items will be blocked from signing out additional materials.

Media

  • Includes DVDs, CDs, vinyl records, sheet music.
  • Number of items you can borrow: Maximum of 10 items at one time.
  • 14-day loan. Fine Free: No overdue fines.
  • Can be placed on hold.
  • Renewable when not overdue or requested.
  • 28-day maximum loan.
  • Accounts with overdue Media items will be blocked from signing out additional materials.

Textbooks

  • Not loanable – Library use only

Faculty Reserves

  • Not loanable – Library use only

Technology

  • Not loanable – Library use only

Equipment

  • Not loanable – Library use only

Library Use Only (Reference and Archive collections)

Statement on Library Fines

In an effort to provide library users with the best experience, Humber Libraries has made every effort to reduce or eliminate library fines for most items.

  • All library fines collected are donated to Humber to support student bursaries.
  • In order to ensure equitable access to high-demand collections (Textbook Collection, Faculty Reserves, Technology and Equipment), fines are charged to encourage and remind users to return items so others can benefit from their use.
  • Please note that students/faculty/staff who have accrued $100 or more in fines will need to make full or partial payment to resume borrowing activities.
  • Please note that alumni/community borrowers/direct borrowers/retirees who have accrued $20 or more in fines will need to make full or partial payment to resume borrowing activities.

Items Not Returned Fee

60 open days after the due date

  • Items are considered lost. Overdue fines and replacement cost are applied to the user's account.
  • This fee is non-refundable once an invoice has been submitted to Humber’s Registration Office.

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