Borrowing and Online Services

 

Humber Student: Borrowing Privileges

  • You can borrow library material by showing your Humber ID card or by providing your student number and government issued photo ID.
  • You can borrow 30 books at one time for a semester.
  • Books are due 14 days after the last day of classes in the current semester.
  • A book is considered lost 30 days after the due date. You will receive an email when a book is considered lost and a replacement cost has been charged. You have 7 days to dispute this charge.  After 7 days, the charge is not refundable and will be sent to your student account in MyHumber. The lost item can no longer be returned to the library if found.
  • You can place holds on books that are available and books that are checked out.
  • You can renew books an unlimited number of times if the book has not been recalled.
  • Overdue fines are not charged on general collection books unless recalled.
  • To borrow items using self-check machines, place holds or renew items online, a Humber Libraries issued barcode and PIN is required. For details on activating a library barcode and PIN, please visit the Library or Learning Commons.
  • For items not available at Humber Libraries, current students, faculty, and staff may request an interlibrary loan.
  • For accessibility support, please visit the accessibility support page to discover what services are available to you.

Recalled Books

  • Recalled books cannot be renewed.
  • You will receive an email notification if a book you have borrowed is recalled. You have 7 days to return the book to the library. Fines on recalled books are $4 per day, to a maximum of $56 per book.
  • After 14 days the recalled book will be declared lost and a replacement charge will be applied to your account.
  • Overdue fines and lost book charges applied to your student account are non-refundable and lost books cannot be returned to the library.

Borrowing Textbooks, Course Reserves, Equipment & Technology

  • You can borrow a combined total of 10 of these items at one time.
  • The loan periods are from 1 hour to 3 days, depending on the item.
  • You cannot place holds on textbooks, course reserves, equipment & technology.
  • Renewals may be possible if the item is not in high demand at the time of the request. Textbooks are non-renewable.
  • Overdue fines on textbooks are $2 per day to a maximum of $100.
  • Overdue fines on most course reserves and equipment are $3 per hour to a maximum of $24.
  • Learn more about borrowing laptops and other technology devices.

Borrowing DVDs, CDs, and Vinyl records

  • You can borrow a combined total of 10 of these items at one time.
  • The loan period is 14 days.
  • You can place holds on media items that are available and media items that are checked out.
  • You can renew media items an unlimited number of times if the item has not been recalled. Recalled media items cannot be renewed.
  • Overdue fines are not charged on media items unless recalled.
  • You will receive an email notification if an item you have borrowed is recalled. You have 7 days to return this item to the library. Late recalled media items are $10 per day to a maximum of $100.

Humber Student: Suspended Borrowing Privileges

You will not be able to borrow items if:

  • You have 1 overdue recalled item.
  • You have $20 or more in charges or fines.

Unpaid balances can result in holds on your account. Grades, diplomas, transcripts, and tuition refunds may be withheld for unpaid fines greater than $5. 

Humber Student: Loan Periods

  • The majority of books may be borrowed for a semester; books are due 14 days after the last day of classes in the current semester. DVDs and other media may be borrowed for 14 days.
  • High-demand items, such as textbooks, course reserves or laptops, have shorter loan periods, ranging from 1 hour to 3 days.
  • Loans and due dates are printed on the due date slip and are available in your Humber Libraries account.

Humber Student: Exceeding the Loan Period (Overdue fines)

  • You will receive an email reminder before items are due to help you avoid fines.
  • Overdue fines are not charged on general collection books and media items unless recalled.
  • Overdue fines are charged for textbooks, course reserves, equipment, and technology.​​

Note: Fines charged on overdue items are contributed to financial aid bursaries for Humber students.

Humber Student: Renewals, Returns, Holds & Recalls

  • Renew your items via your library account online, in person, or by contacting the library.
  • You may renew your items before the due date if you do not have outstanding fees, and if no one else has placed a hold on the item. Renewals will not extend beyond your library account expiry date.
  • Items can be returned to any Humber campus library location or to a designated Humber Libraries dropbox.
  • General collection books and media items can be placed on hold online. Items can be sent from one campus library to another for pick up at the Circulation desk.
  • You will receive an email when the item is ready for pick up. Holds must be picked up within 3 days.
  • If a hold is placed on an item that is checked out, it is called a recall.
  • You will receive an email notification if an item you have borrowed is recalled. You have 7 days to return a recalled item to the library. If the item is not returned before the recall due date, you will be charged overdue fines. Recalled items cannot be renewed.
  • Overdue fines for recalled books, ESL materials, children’s books, leisure reads, plays, and sheet music are $4 per day to a maximum of $56.
  • Overdue fines for recalled DVDs, CDs, and vinyl records are $10 per day to a maximum of $100.
  • You may borrow an item for a minimum of 7 days before it can be recalled.

Humber Student: Lost Items & Replacement Costs

  • Library items will be considered lost if any of the following conditions are met:
    • The item is reported lost by the borrower.
    • The item is 30 days overdue.
    • The recalled item is 14 days overdue.
    • The textbook, course reserve, equipment, or technology item has reached the maximum fine.
  • The library charges a replacement cost plus any recall or overdue fines for each lost item.
  • Once an item is considered lost, you will receive an email from Humber Libraries detailing the cost of the replacement. You have 7 days to dispute a replacement charge. Lost items cannot be returned to the library once the 7-day dispute period ends.
  • If you are a current student, the charge will be sent to your student account in MyHumber after the 7-day dispute period ends.
  • Overdue fines and lost item charges applied to your account are non-refundable.

Humber Student: Payment of Fees

  • You may pay fines in cash at the Circulation desk before the last day of classes.
  • Any outstanding fines on your library account at the end of the semester will be sent to your student account in MyHumber.
  • Fines sent to your student account are non-refundable and must be paid online.

Humber Student: Suspended Borrowing Privileges

  • You will not be able to borrow items if:
    • You have 1 overdue recalled item.
    • You have $20 or more in charges or fines.

Unpaid balances can result in holds on your account. Grades, diplomas, transcripts, and tuition refunds may be withheld for unpaid fines greater than $5. 

Humber Student: Online Access

eBooks, streaming videos and online journals/magazines

  • Log-in with your Humber username and password.
  • Access is seamless to library article or eBook links found in Blackboard courses.

Place holds or renew items

  • A Humber Libraries issued barcode and PIN is required to place holds, renew items or review your account.
  • ​Your PIN is the last 4 digits of your student number (N-number). For details on activating a library barcode and PIN, please visit the Library or Learning Commons.

 

 

Humber Faculty & Staff: Borrowing Privileges

  • You can borrow 30 books at one time for a semester.
  • Books are due 14 days after the last day of classes in the current semester.
  • A book is considered lost 30 days after the due date. You will receive an email when a book is considered lost and a replacement cost has been charged. You have 7 days to dispute this charge.
  • You can place holds on books that are available and books that are checked out.
  • You can renew books an unlimited number of times if the book has not been recalled.
  • Overdue fines are not charged on general collection books unless recalled.
  • To borrow items using self-check machines, place holds or renew items online, a Humber Libraries issued barcode and PIN is required. For details on activating a library barcode and PIN, please visit the Library or Learning Commons.
  • For items not available at Humber Libraries, current students, faculty, and staff may request an interlibrary loan.
  • For accessibility support, please visit the accessibility support page to discover what services are available to you.

Recalled Books

  • Recalled books cannot be renewed.
  • You will receive an email notification if a book you have borrowed is recalled. You have 7 days to return the book to the library. Fines on recalled books are $4 per day, to a maximum of $56 per item.
  • After 14 days the recalled book will be declared lost and a replacement charge will be applied to your account.

Borrowing DVDs, CDs, and Vinyl records

  • You can borrow a combined total of 10 items of these items at one time.
  • The loan period is 14 days.
  • You can place holds on media items that are available and media items that are checked out.
  • You can renew media items an unlimited number of times if the item has not been recalled. Recalled media items cannot be renewed.
  • Overdue fines are not charged on media items unless recalled.
  • You will receive an email notification if an item you have borrowed is recalled. You have 7 days to return this item to the library. Late recalled media items are $10 per day to a maximum of $100.

Borrowing Textbooks & External DVD drives

  • You can borrow a combined total of 10 of these items at one time.
  • The loan periods are 1 day for DVD drives and 3 days for textbooks.
  • You cannot place holds on textbooks & DVD drives.
  • Textbooks and DVD drives are non-renewable.
  • Overdue fines on textbooks are $2 per day to a maximum of $100.
  • Overdue fines are not charged on DVD drives.

Humber Faculty: Suspended Borrowing Privileges

You will not be able to borrow items if:

  • You have 1 overdue recalled item.
  • You have $20 or more in charges or fines.

Humber Faculty & Staff: Loan Periods

  • The majority of books may be borrowed for a semester; books are due 14 days after the last day of classes in the current semester. DVDs and other media may be borrowed for 14 days.
  • High-demand items, such as textbooks or course reserves, have shorter loan periods, ranging from 1 hour to 3 days.
  • Loans and due dates are printed on the due date slip and are available in your Humber Libraries account.

Humber Faculty & Staff: Exceeding the Loan Period (Overdue fines)

  • You will receive an email reminder before items are due to help you avoid fines.
  • Overdue fines are not charged on general collection books and media items unless recalled.
  • Overdue fines are charged for textbooks and course reserves.​​

Note: Fines charged on overdue items are contributed to financial aid bursaries for Humber students.

Humber Faculty & Staff: Renewals, Returns, Holds & Recalls

  • Renew your items via your library account online, in person, or by contacting the library.
  • You may renew your items before the due date if you do not have outstanding fees, and if no one else has placed a hold on the item. Renewals will not extend beyond your library account expiry date.
  • Items can be returned to any Humber campus library location or to a designated Humber Libraries dropbox.
  • General collection books and media items can be placed on hold online. Items can be sent from one campus library to another for pick up at the Circulation desk.
  • You will receive an email when the item is ready for pick up. Holds must be picked up within 3 days.
  • If a hold is placed on an item that is checked out, it is called a recall.
  • You will receive an email notification if an item you have borrowed is recalled. You have 7 days to return a recalled item to the library. If the item is not returned before the recall due date, you will be charged overdue fines. Recalled items cannot be renewed.
  • Overdue fines for recalled books, ESL materials, children’s books, leisure reads, plays, and sheet music are $4 per day to a maximum of $56.
  • Overdue fines for recalled DVDs, CDs, and vinyl records are $10 per day to a maximum of $100.
  • You may borrow an item for a minimum of 7 days before it can be recalled.

Humber Faculty & Staff: Lost Items & Replacement Costs

  • Library items will be considered lost if any of the following conditions are met:
    • The item is reported lost by the borrower.
    • The item is 30 days overdue.
    • The recalled item is 14 days overdue.
    • The textbook or course reserve has reached the maximum fine.
  • The library charges a replacement cost plus any recall or overdue fines for each lost item.
  • Once an item is considered lost, you will receive an email from Humber Libraries detailing the cost of the replacement. You have 7 days to dispute a replacement charge.
  • Overdue fines and lost item charges applied to your account are non-refundable.

Humber Faculty & Staff: Payment of Fees

  • You may pay fines in cash at the Circulation desk before the last day of classes.

Humber Faculty & Staff: Suspended Borrowing Privileges

  • You will not be able to borrow items if:
    • You have 1 overdue recalled item.
    • You have $20 or more in charges or fines.

Unpaid balances can result in holds on your account. Grades, diplomas, transcripts, and tuition refunds may be withheld for unpaid fines greater than $5. 

Humber Faculty & Staff: Online Access

eBooks, streaming videos and online journals/magazines

  • Log-in with your Humber username and password.
  • Access is seamless to library article or eBook links found in Blackboard courses.

Place holds or renew items

  • A Humber Libraries issued barcode and PIN is required to place holds, renew items or review your account.
  • Your PIN is the first 10 characters of your last name.
  • For details on activating a library barcode and PIN, please visit the Library or Learning Commons.

Humber Alumni & Retirees: Borrowing Privileges

  • You may borrow general collection items from Humber Libraries.
  • To borrow items from Humber Libraries you need to provide a government issued photo ID confirming your home address;
  • Please bring a completed library card application form or request one at the Circulation desk.

Humber Alumni & Retirees: Borrowing Books, DVDs, CDs, and Vinyl records

  • You can borrow a combined total of 10 of these items at one time.
  • The loan period is 14 days.
  • An item is considered lost 30 days after the due date. You will receive an email when an item is considered lost and a replacement cost has been charged. You have 7 days to dispute this charge.
  • You can place holds on books and media items that are available or checked out.
  • You can renew books and media items one time if the book or media item has not been recalled. Recalled items cannot be renewed.
  • Overdue fines are not charged on general collection books and media items unless recalled.
  • You will receive an email notification if an item you have borrowed is recalled. You have 7 days to return this item to the library. Fines on recalled books are $4 per day, to a maximum of $56 per item. Late recalled media items are $10 per day to a maximum of $100.
  • After 14 days the recalled item will be declared lost and a replacement charge will be applied to your account.

Please note: Textbooks, Course Reserves, Equipment & Technology, and Interlibrary Loan services are not available to Alumni, Retirees, Direct Borrowers & Community Borrowers.

Humber Alumni & Retirees: Loan Periods

  • The majority of books may be borrowed for a semester; books are due 14 days after the last day of classes in the current semester. DVDs and other media may be borrowed for 14 days.
  • High-demand items, such as textbooks, course reserves or laptops, have shorter loan periods, ranging from 1 hour to 3 days.
  • Loans and due dates are printed on the due date slip and are available in your Humber Libraries account.

Humber Alumni & Retirees: Renewals, Returns, Holds & Recalls

  • Renew your items via your  library account online, in person, or by contacting the library.
  • You may renew your items before the due date if you do not have outstanding fees, and if no one else has placed a hold on the item. Renewals will not extend beyond your library account expiry date.
  • Items can be returned to any Humber campus library location or to a designated Humber Libraries dropbox.
  • General collection books and media items can be placed on hold online. Items can be sent from one campus library to another for pick up at the Circulation desk.
  • You will receive an email when the item is ready for pick up. Holds must be picked up within 3 days.
  • If a hold is placed on an item that is checked out, it is called a recall.
  • You will receive an email notification if an item you have borrowed is recalled. You have 7 days to return a recalled item to the library. If the item is not returned before the recall due date, you will be charged overdue fines. Recalled items cannot be renewed.
  • Overdue fines for recalled books, ESL materials, children’s books, leisure reads, plays, and sheet music are $4 per day to a maximum of $56.
  • Overdue fines for recalled DVDs, CDs, and vinyl records are $10 per day to a maximum of $100.
  • You may borrow an item for a minimum of 7 days before it can be recalled.

Humber Alumni & Retirees: Lost Items & Replacement Costs

  • Library items will be considered lost if any of the following conditions are met:
    • The item is reported lost by the borrower.
    • The item is 30 days overdue.
    • The recalled item is 14 days overdue.
  • The library charges a replacement cost plus any recall or overdue fines for each lost item.
  • Once an item is considered lost, you will receive an email from Humber Libraries detailing the cost of the replacement. You have 7 days to dispute a replacement charge.
  • Overdue fines and lost item charges applied to your account are non-refundable.

Humber Alumni & Retirees: Payment of Fees

Alumni

  • Any outstanding fines on your account at the end of the semester will be sent to your student account in MyHumber
  • Fines sent to MyHumber are non-refundable and must be paid online. 

Retirees

  • You may pay fines in cash at the Circulation desk before the last day of classes.

Humber Alumni & Retirees: Suspended Borrowing Privileges

  • You will not be able to borrow items if:
    • You have 1 overdue recalled item.
    • You have $20 or more in charges or fines.

Unpaid balances can result in holds on your account. Grades, diplomas, transcripts, and tuition refunds may be withheld for unpaid fines greater than $5. 

Humber Alumni & Retirees: Computer Access

  • You may request temporary, one-hour access to library computers.  Access to Computers is based on availability and current students are always given priority.
  • Alumni are not permitted access to our online collections, due to the limits of our contracts with eResource vendors.
  • You may use library printers. The printing cost for black and white pages is 10¢ per page/per side and 25¢ per page/per side for colour.

Direct Borrowers: Borrowing Privileges

  • All current students, staff and faculty from any Ontario College may borrow general collection items through the Direct Borrowing agreement
  • To borrow items from Humber Libraries please provide current identification issued by your home institution and government-issued photo ID confirming your home address.
  • Please bring a completed library card application form or request one at the Circulation desk.
  • You will need to renew your account at the start of each semester as library accounts expire.

Direct Borrowers: Borrowing Books, DVDs, CDs, and Vinyl records

  • You can borrow a combined total of 10 of these items at one time.
  • The loan period is 14 days.
  • An item is considered lost 30 days after the due date. You will receive an email when an item is considered lost and a replacement cost has been charged. You have 7 days to dispute this charge.
  • You can place holds on books and media items that are available or checked out.
  • You can renew books and media items one time if the book or media item has not been recalled. Recalled items cannot be renewed.
  • Overdue fines are not charged on general collection books and media items unless recalled.
  • You will receive an email notification if an item you have borrowed is recalled. You have 7 days to return this item to the library. Fines on recalled books are $4 per day, to a maximum of $56 per item. Late recalled media items are $10 per day to a maximum of $100.
  • After 14 days the recalled item will be declared lost and a replacement charge will be applied to your account.

Please note: Textbooks, Course Reserves, Equipment & Technology, and Interlibrary Loan services are are not available to Alumni, Retirees, Direct Borrowers & Community Borrowers.

Direct Borrowers: Loan Periods

  • The majority of books may be borrowed for a semester; books are due 14 days after the last day of classes in the current semester. DVDs and other media may be borrowed for 14 days.
  • High-demand items, such as textbooks, course reserves or laptops, have shorter loan periods, ranging from 1 hour to 3 days.
  • Loans and due dates are printed on the due date slip and are available in your Humber Libraries account.

Direct Borrowers: Renewals, Returns, Holds & Recalls

  • Renew your items via your  library account online, in person, or by contacting the library.
  • You may renew your items before the due date if you do not have outstanding fees, and if no one else has placed a hold on the item. Renewals will not extend beyond your library account expiry date.
  • Items can be returned to any Humber campus library location or to a designated Humber Libraries dropbox.
  • General collection books and media items can be placed on hold online. Items can be sent from one campus library to another for pick up at the Circulation desk.
  • You will receive an email when the item is ready for pick up. Holds must be picked up within 3 days.
  • If a hold is placed on an item that is checked out, it is called a recall.
  • You will receive an email notification if an item you have borrowed is recalled. You have 7 days to return a recalled item to the library. If the item is not returned before the recall due date, you will be charged overdue fines. Recalled items cannot be renewed.
  • Overdue fines for recalled books, ESL materials, children’s books, leisure reads, plays, and sheet music are $4 per day to a maximum of $56.
  • Overdue fines for recalled DVDs, CDs, and vinyl records are $10 per day to a maximum of $100.
  • You may borrow an item for a minimum of 7 days before it can be recalled.

Direct Borrowers: Lost Items & Replacement Costs

  • Library items will be considered lost if any of the following conditions are met:
    • The item is reported lost by the borrower.
    • The item is 30 days overdue.
    • The recalled item is 14 days overdue.
  • The library charges a replacement cost plus any recall or overdue fines for each lost item.
  • Once an item is considered lost, you will receive an email from Humber Libraries detailing the cost of the replacement. You have 7 days to dispute a replacement charge.
  • Overdue fines and lost item charges applied to your account are non-refundable.

Direct Borrowers: Payment of Fees

  • You may pay fines in cash at the Circulation desk before the last day of classes.

Direct Borrowers: Suspended Borrowing Privileges

  • You will not be able to borrow items if:
    • You have 1 overdue recalled item.
    • You have $20 or more in charges or fines.

Unpaid balances can result in holds on your account. Grades, diplomas, transcripts, and tuition refunds may be withheld for unpaid fines greater than $5. 

Direct Borrowers: Computer Access

  • Library computers and printers are not available to Direct Borrowers. Public Wi-Fi is available to everyone.

Community Borrowers: Borrowing Privileges

  • Community members, currently living in the Greater Toronto Area, may borrow general collection items from Humber Libraries.
  • To borrow items from Humber Libraries you need to provide a government-issued photo ID confirming your home address.
  • Please bring a completed library card application form or request one at the Circulation desk.
  • The annual membership cost is $25.

Community Borrowers: Borrowing Books, DVDs, CDs, and Vinyl records

  • You can borrow a combined total of 10 of these items at one time.
  • The loan period is 14 days.
  • An item is considered lost 30 days after the due date. You will receive an email when an item is considered lost and a replacement cost has been charged. You have 7 days to dispute this charge.
  • You can place holds on books and media items that are available or checked out.
  • You can renew books and media items one time if the book or media item has not been recalled. Recalled items cannot be renewed.
  • Overdue fines are not charged on general collection books and media items unless recalled.
  • You will receive an email notification if an item you have borrowed is recalled. You have 7 days to return this item to the library. Fines on recalled books are $4 per day, to a maximum of $56 per item. Late recalled media items are $10 per day to a maximum of $100.
  • After 14 days the recalled item will be declared lost and a replacement charge will be applied to your account.

Please note: Textbooks, Course Reserves, Equipment & Technology, and Interlibrary Loan services are are not available to Alumni, Retirees, Direct Borrowers & Community Borrowers.

Community Borrowers: Loan Periods

  • The majority of books may be borrowed for a semester; books are due 14 days after the last day of classes in the current semester. DVDs and other media may be borrowed for 14 days.
  • High-demand items, such as textbooks, course reserves or laptops, have shorter loan periods, ranging from 1 hour to 3 days.
  • Loans and due dates are printed on the due date slip and are available in your Humber Libraries account.

Community Borrowers: Renewals, Returns, Holds & Recalls

  • Renew your items via your  library account online, in person, or by contacting the library.
  • You may renew your items before the due date if you do not have outstanding fees, and if no one else has placed a hold on the item. Renewals will not extend beyond your library account expiry date.
  • Items can be returned to any Humber campus library location or to a designated Humber Libraries dropbox.
  • General collection books and media items can be placed on hold online. Items can be sent from one campus library to another for pick up at the Circulation desk.
  • You will receive an email when the item is ready for pick up. Holds must be picked up within 3 days.
  • If a hold is placed on an item that is checked out, it is called a recall.
  • You will receive an email notification if an item you have borrowed is recalled. You have 7 days to return a recalled item to the library. If the item is not returned before the recall due date, you will be charged overdue fines. Recalled items cannot be renewed.
  • Overdue fines for recalled books, ESL materials, children’s books, leisure reads, plays, and sheet music are $4 per day to a maximum of $56.
  • Overdue fines for recalled DVDs, CDs, and vinyl records are $10 per day to a maximum of $100.
  • You may borrow an item for a minimum of 7 days before it can be recalled.

Community Borrowers: Lost Items & Replacement Costs

  • Library items will be considered lost if any of the following conditions are met:
    • The item is reported lost by the borrower.
    • The item is 30 days overdue.
    • The recalled item is 14 days overdue.
  • The library charges a replacement cost plus any recall or overdue fines for each lost item.
  • Once an item is considered lost, you will receive an email from Humber Libraries detailing the cost of the replacement. You have 7 days to dispute a replacement charge. 
  • Overdue fines and lost item charges applied to your account are non-refundable.

Community Borrowers: Payment of Fees

  • You may pay fines in cash at the Circulation desk before the last day of classes.

Community Borrowers: Suspended Borrowing Privileges

  • You will not be able to borrow items if:
    • You have 1 overdue recalled item.
    • You have $20 or more in charges or fines.

Unpaid balances can result in holds on your account. Grades, diplomas, transcripts, and tuition refunds may be withheld for unpaid fines greater than $5. 

Community Borrowers: Computer Access

  • Library computers and printers are not available to Community Borrowers. Public Wi-Fi is available to everyone.

University of Guelph-Humber Student: Borrowing Privileges

  • You can borrow 30 books at one time for 120 days.
  • A book is considered lost 30 days after the due date. You will receive an email when a book is considered lost and a replacement cost has been charged. You have 7 days to dispute this charge. After 7 days, the charge is not refundable and will be sent to your student account in WebAdviser. The lost item can no longer be returned to the library if found.
  • You can place holds on books that are available and books that are checked out.
  • You can renew books an unlimited number of times if the book has not been recalled.
  • Overdue fines are not charged on general collection books unless recalled.

Recalled Books

  • Recalled books cannot be renewed.
  • You will receive an email notification if a book you have borrowed is recalled. You have 7 days to return the book to the library. Fines on recalled books are $4 per day, to a maximum of $56 per item.
  • After 14 days the recalled book will be declared lost and a replacement charge will be applied to your account.
  • Overdue fines and lost book charges applied to your student account are non-refundable and lost books cannot be returned to the library.

Borrowing Textbooks, Course Reserves, Equipment & Technology

  • You can borrow a combined total of 10 of these items at one time.
  • The loan periods are from 1 hour to 3 days, depending on the item.
  • You cannot place holds on textbooks, course reserves, equipment & technology.
  • Renewals may be possible if the item is not in high demand at the time of the request. Textbooks are non-renewable.
  • Overdue fines on textbooks are $2 per day to a maximum of $100.
  • Overdue fines on most course reserves and equipment are $3 per hour to a maximum of $24.
  • Learn more about borrowing laptops and other technology devices.

Borrowing DVDs, CDs, and Vinyl records

  • You can borrow a combined total of 10 of these items at one time.
  • The loan period is 14 days.
  • You can place holds on media items that are available and media items that are checked out.
  • You can renew media items an unlimited number of times if the item has not been recalled. Recalled media items cannot be renewed.
  • Overdue fines are not charged on media items unless recalled.
  • You will receive an email notification if an item you have borrowed is recalled. You have 7 days to return this item to the library. Late recalled media items are $10 per day to a maximum of $100.

 

University of Guelph-Humber Student: Loan Periods

  • The majority of books may be borrowed for a semester; books are due 14 days after the last day of classes in the current semester. DVDs and other media may be borrowed for 14 days.
  • High-demand items, such as textbooks, course reserves or laptops, have shorter loan periods, ranging from 1 hour to 3 days.
  • Loans and due dates are printed on the due date slip and are available in your Humber Libraries account.

University of Guelph-Humber Student: Renewals, Returns, Holds & Recalls

  • Renew your items via your library account online, in person, or by contacting the library.
  • You may renew your items before the due date if you do not have outstanding fees, and if no one else has placed a hold on the item. Renewals will not extend beyond your library account expiry date.
  • Items can be returned to any Humber campus library location or to a designated Humber Libraries dropbox.
  • General collection books and media items can be placed on hold online. Items can be sent from one campus library to another for pick up at the Circulation desk.
  • You will receive an email when the item is ready for pick up. Holds must be picked up within 3 days.
  • If a hold is placed on an item that is checked out, it is called a recall.
  • You will receive an email notification if an item you have borrowed is recalled. You have 7 days to return a recalled item to the library. If the item is not returned before the recall due date, you will be charged overdue fines. Recalled items cannot be renewed.
  • Overdue fines for recalled books, ESL materials, children’s books, leisure reads, plays, and sheet music are $4 per day to a maximum of $56.
  • Overdue fines for recalled DVDs, CDs, and vinyl records are $10 per day to a maximum of $100.
  • You may borrow an item for a minimum of 7 days before it can be recalled.

University of Guelph-Humber Student: Lost Items & Replacement Costs

  • Library items will be considered lost if any of the following conditions are met:
    • The item is reported lost by the borrower.
    • The item is 30 days overdue.
    • The recalled item is 14 days overdue.
    • The textbook, course reserve, equipment, or technology item has reached the maximum fine.
  • The library charges a replacement cost plus any recall or overdue fines for each lost item.
  • Once an item is considered lost, you will receive an email from Humber Libraries detailing the cost of the replacement. You have 7 days to dispute a replacement charge. Lost items cannot be returned to the library once the 7-day dispute period ends.
  • The charge will be sent to your student account in WebAdvisor after the 7-day dispute period ends.
  • Overdue fines and lost item charges applied to your account are non-refundable.

University of Guelph-Humber Student: Payment of Fees

  • You may pay fines in cash at the Circulation desk before the last day of classes.
  • Any outstanding fines on your account at the end of the semester will be sent to your student account in WebAdvisor.
  • Fines sent to your student account are non-refundable and must be paid online.

University of Guelph-Humber Student: Suspended Borrowing Privileges

  • You will not be able to borrow items if:
    • You have 1 overdue recalled item.
    • You have $20 or more in charges or fines.

Unpaid balances can result in holds on your account. Grades, diplomas, transcripts, and tuition refunds may be withheld for unpaid fines greater than $5. 

University of Guelph-Humber Student: Online Access

  • A barcode and PIN are required to place holds, renew items or review your account on the library’s website.
  • Your PIN is the first 10 characters of your last name.
  • Use your Humber username and password to access Humber online resources.
  • Use your Guelph Central Login to access University of Guelph online resources.

University of Guelph-Humber Faculty: Borrowing Privileges

  • You can borrow 30 books at one time for 120 days.
  • A book is considered lost 30 days after the due date. You will receive an email when a book is considered lost and a replacement cost has been charged. You have 7 days to dispute this charge.
  • You can place holds on books that are available and books that are checked out.
  • You can renew books an unlimited number of times if the book has not been recalled.
  • Overdue fines are not charged on general collection books unless recalled.

Recalled Books

  • Recalled books cannot be renewed.
  • You will receive an email notification if a book you have borrowed is recalled. You have 7 days to return the book to the library. Fines on recalled books are $4 per day, to a maximum of $56 per item.
  • After 14 days the recalled book will be declared lost and a replacement charge will be applied to your account.

Borrowing DVDs, CDs, and Vinyl records

  • You can borrow a combined total of 10 of these items at one time.
  • The loan period is 14 days.
  • You can place holds on media items that are available and media items that are checked out.
  • You can renew media items an unlimited number of times if the item has not been recalled. Recalled media items cannot be renewed.
  • Overdue fines are not charged on media items unless recalled.
  • You will receive an email notification if an item you have borrowed is recalled. You have 7 days to return this item to the library. Late recalled media items are $10 per day to a maximum of $100.

Borrowing Textbooks & External DVD drives

  • You can borrow a combined total of 10 of these items at one time.
  • The loan periods are 1 day for DVD drives and 3 days for textbooks.
  • You cannot place holds on textbooks or DVD drives.
  • Textbooks and DVD drives are non-renewable.
  • Overdue fines on textbooks are $2 per day to a maximum of $100.
  • Overdue fines are not charged on DVD drives.

University of Guelph-Humber Faculty: Loan Periods

  • The majority of books may be borrowed for a semester; books are due 14 days after the last day of classes in the current semester. DVDs and other media may be borrowed for 14 days.
  • High-demand items, such as textbooks or course reserves, have shorter loan periods, ranging from 1 hour to 3 days.
  • Loans and due dates are printed on the due date slip and are available in your Humber Libraries account.

University of Guelph-Humber Faculty: Renewals, Returns, Holds & Recalls

  • Renew your items via your library account online, in person, or by contacting the library.
  • You may renew your items before the due date if you do not have outstanding fees, and if no one else has placed a hold on the item. Renewals will not extend beyond your library account expiry date.
  • Items can be returned to any Humber campus library location or to a designated Humber Libraries dropbox.
  • General collection books and media items can be placed on hold online. Items can be sent from one campus library to another for pick up at the Circulation desk.
  • You will receive an email when the item is ready for pick up. Holds must be picked up within 3 days.
  • If a hold is placed on an item that is checked out, it is called a recall.
  • You will receive an email notification if an item you have borrowed is recalled. You have 7 days to return a recalled item to the library. If the item is not returned before the recall due date, you will be charged overdue fines. Recalled items cannot be renewed.
  • Overdue fines for recalled books, ESL materials, children’s books, leisure reads, plays, and sheet music are $4 per day to a maximum of $56.
  • Overdue fines for recalled DVDs, CDs, and vinyl records are $10 per day to a maximum of $100.
  • You may borrow an item for a minimum of 7 days before it can be recalled.

University of Guelph-Humber Faculty: Lost Items & Replacement Costs

  • Library items will be considered lost if any of the following conditions are met:
    • The item is reported lost by the borrower.
    • The item is 30 days overdue.
    • The recalled item is 14 days overdue.
    • The textbook or course reserve has reached the maximum fine.
  • The library charges a replacement cost plus any recall or overdue fines for each lost item.
  • Once an item is considered lost, you will receive an email from Humber Libraries detailing the cost of the replacement. You have 7 days to dispute a replacement charge. 
  • Overdue fines and lost item charges applied to your account are non-refundable.

University of Guelph-Humber Faculty: Payment of Fees

  • You may pay fines in cash at the Circulation desk before the last day of classes.

University of Guelph-Humber Faculty: Suspended Borrowing Privileges

  • You will not be able to borrow items if:
    • You have 1 overdue recalled item.
    • You have $20 or more in charges or fines.

Unpaid balances can result in holds on your account. Grades, diplomas, transcripts, and tuition refunds may be withheld for unpaid fines greater than $5. 

University of Guelph-Humber Faculty: Online Access

  • A barcode and PIN is required to place holds, renew items or review your account on the library’s website.
  • Your PIN is the first 10 characters of your last name.
  • Use your Humber username and password to access Humber online resources.
  • Use your Guelph Central Login to access University of Guelph online resources.

University of Guelph-Humber Alumni: Borrowing Privileges

  • You may borrow general collection items from Humber Libraries.
  • You can borrow a combined total of 20 items with a maximum of 10 media items at one time.
  • The loan period for books is 21 days.
  • The loan period for DVDs, CDs, and Vinyl records is 14 days.
  • To borrow items from Humber Libraries you need to provide your alumni card and a government-issued photo ID confirming your home address.

Please note: Textbooks, Course Reserves, Equipment & Technology, and Interlibrary Loan services are not available to Alumni, Retirees, Direct Borrowers & Community Borrowers.

University of Guelph-Humber Alumni: Loan Periods

  • The majority of books may be borrowed for a semester; books are due 14 days after the last day of classes in the current semester. DVDs and other media may be borrowed for 14 days.
  • High-demand items, such as textbooks, course reserves or laptops, have shorter loan periods, ranging from 1 hour to 3 days.
  • Loans and due dates are printed on the due date slip and are available in your Humber Libraries account.

University of Guelph-Humber Alumni: Renewals, Returns, Holds & Recalls

  • Renew your items via your  library account online, in person, or by contacting the library.
  • You may renew your items before the due date if you do not have outstanding fees, and if no one else has placed a hold on the item. Renewals will not extend beyond your library account expiry date.
  • Items can be returned to any Humber campus library location or to a designated Humber Libraries dropbox.
  • General collection books and media items can be placed on hold online. Items can be sent from one campus library to another for pick up at the Circulation desk.
  • You will receive an email when the item is ready for pick up. Holds must be picked up within 3 days.
  • If a hold is placed on an item that is checked out, it is called a recall.
  • You will receive an email notification if an item you have borrowed is recalled. You have 7 days to return a recalled item to the library. If the item is not returned before the recall due date, you will be charged overdue fines. Recalled items cannot be renewed.
  • Overdue fines for recalled books, ESL materials, children’s books, leisure reads, plays, and sheet music are $4 per day to a maximum of $56.
  • Overdue fines for recalled DVDs, CDs, and vinyl records are $10 per day to a maximum of $100.
  • You may borrow an item for a minimum of 7 days before it can be recalled.

University of Guelph-Humber Alumni: Lost Items & Replacement Costs

  • Library items will be considered lost if any of the following conditions are met:
    • The item is reported lost by the borrower.
    • The item is 30 days overdue.
    • The recalled item is 14 days overdue.
  • The library charges a replacement cost plus any recall or overdue fines for each lost item.
  • Once an item is considered lost, you will receive an email from Humber Libraries detailing the cost of the replacement. You have 7 days to dispute a replacement charge.
  • Overdue fines and lost item charges applied to your account are non-refundable.

University of Guelph-Humber Alumni: Payment of Fees

  • You may pay fines in cash at the Circulation desk before the last day of classes.

University of Guelph-Humber Alumni: Suspended Borrowing Privileges

  • You will not be able to borrow items if:
    • You have 1 overdue recalled item.
    • You have $20 or more in charges or fines.

Unpaid balances can result in holds on your account. Grades, diplomas, transcripts, and tuition refunds may be withheld for unpaid fines greater than $5. 

University of Guelph-Humber Alumni: Computer Access

  • You may request temporary, one-hour access to library computers. Access to Computers is based on availability and current students are always given priority.
  • You may use library printers. The printing cost for black and white pages is 10¢ per page/per side and 25¢ per page/per side for colour.

Direct Borrowers: Universities

  • Current students, staff and faculty from Guelph, Laurier or Waterloo University can borrow University of Guelph-Humber items directly from the Humber Libraries circulation desk by providing their university student card.
  • All current students, staff and faculty from any other Omni partner universities may borrow University of Guelph-Humber items by placing a request in OMNI for pick up at their home institution.
  • To learn more about borrowing from Omni, visit https://www.lib.uoguelph.ca/about/policies/borrowing-policy

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.