The library holds a large collection of books, DVDs, and magazine and journal subscriptions at each campus library that members of the Sheridan community are free to borrow. Sheridan students must present a valid Student ID or library card to borrow, renew or place holds on hardcopy library materials. You are required to present your card each time you borrow or renew items. Textbooks can be purchased at the Sheridan Bookstore.
Looking for online content? Digital resources are accessible 24/7 through our website. To learn more, go to Accessing Digital Resources.
Library collections are primarily intended to meet the needs of:
Students and faculty currently registered with Sheridan College;
Staff currently directly-employed by the College;
Limited borrowing privileges are also extended for print materials to the following groups:
Direct Borrowers who are currently registered students and employees of any Ontario College of Applied Arts and Technology participating in Direct Borrower's Agreement;
Guest Borrowers who include externally-contracted staff at Sheridan and university students participating in the joint programs with Sheridan College.
Borrowing privileges for new students who have paid their fees begins on the first day of their first semester. We are unable to issue books before all tuition fees have been paid.
Online resources, from library subscription databases, are only available for current students (including students registered in joint programs), Faculty, and Staff of the College due to licensing agreements with vendors.
Yes. Students who have paid their co-op fee and are on co-op are considered current students with the relevant privileges.
Unfortunately, no. Sheridan Library services and spaces are not intended for use by members of the public.
The Sheridan OneCard is all that is required to borrow materials and review accounts for current students, faculty, and staff. The OneCard is non-transferable. The OneCard may be obtained at your campus Instructional Technology Support Centre (ITSC). Lost OneCards must be reported to your ITSC and replaced for a cost determined by the ITSC.
Eligible borrowers who are not issued a OneCard by the College will be issued a white library card with a unique barcode when they register in-person at any campus circulation desk. Activation of library cards is immediate. Lost library cards must be reported to Sheridan library staff immediately, in-person or by phone. Replacement cards are free of charge.
To register for a library card:
Loan periods are determined by the category of borrower and the type of material.
Borrowers are issued a due date receipt after checking out materials. Since Sheridan Library is open during weekends, due dates may fall on Saturday or Sunday.
For current students, common loan periods include:
See the Borrowing Services Policy for a full list of loan periods.
Yes. Current students may borrow materials during the two week break between the current and next semesters as long as they have paid their fees. Students must show their timetable for proof of registration.
Borrowing is available to new students on the first day of the semester, and not before, if fees have been paid.
Fines are calculated for each day the library is open. Please note that due dates may fall on a Saturday or Sunday.
For regular overdue materials:
For overdue short term loans and board games at a rate of:
Fines may be paid in-person at any library service desk. Debit or cash is accepted.
Yes. All users with overdue items will be sent notices to their Sheridan email account alerting them to outstanding fines.
A user's borrowing privileges are suspended when fines reach $3.50.
The College's finance department will pursue payment for any long-outstanding fines. Users must pay fees in order to pay registration fees for future terms or to receive their diploma, degree or certificate from the College.
To check your account for library due dates & fines, go to My Library Account. Use your Sheridan credentials to sign in.
Yes. To extend the loan period on an item, borrowers may request a renewal. You can renew an item by phoning or visiting your campus library, or you can renew online through Page 1+.
Renewal periods vary by type of item:
Please return any borrowed library materials to the service desk at each campus library, or any of the drop boxes located on campus.
If the library is closed, you can still return items in any drop box located on campus. On the following work day, we will check in your item with the previous day's date.
Borrowers may request items located at another Sheridan campus library. In such cases, the items will be shipped to the borrower's preferred campus library.
As a current Sheridan student, faculty, or staff member, you have two options:
NOTE: The lending library may require additional identification.
Yes. For those requiring alternative formats for materials held in the Sheridan Library collection, the library will provide an accessible format of print, digital or multimedia resources upon request.
Questions? please contact Nira Persaud (Access and Instructional Support Technician). Please ensure that all requests are issued to the Library as soon as possible - some alternate format requests may take longer to process than others due to issues with the publisher, physical state of the resource and/or copyright
Borrowers are responsible for all materials charged on their card including any items borrowed on someone else's behalf. All borrowers are responsible for: