Borrowing Services

Borrowed Items: Any Humber and University of Guelph-Humber materials borrowed from the Library such as books and DVDs are not due until the Library reopens. Fines will not accumulate during this closure. You will receive an email notification when the Library reopens with your new due date.

Returning Items: For students who are not returning to Humber and who have library materials to return, please email publicsafety@humber.ca. Public Safety will arrange a time to escort you to one of our campus Library drop boxes. If you are returning to Humber, please keep your library materials for the time being. No fines are accumulating.

Email libcirc@humber.ca to contact Humber Libraries Circulation staff.

 

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.
  • 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.