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Interlibrary Loan

The Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service enhances the resources of Toronto Metropolitan University Library by making material available from other libraries, organizations and document delivery services. TMU  students, faculty, staff may use interlibrary loans to request materials from another library free of charge, provided Toronto Metropolitan University Library does not own a physical copy or the online access is restricted.

Because no one library can collect all resources required by its borrowers, ILL allows you to borrow from other libraries.  You can choose to request that articles be sent to you or books delivered to the TMU  Library for pick up.  You can also borrow directly from other libraries in person.  If you are a TMU student, you can also borrow from the Toronto Public Library even if you don’t live in Toronto.

Interlibrary Loan (RACER)

RACER lets you borrow items and obtain articles from other libraries if materials are not owned by the Toronto Metropolitan University Library.

Borrow In-Person from Another Library

If you are looking for an item not available at the Toronto Metropolitan University Library, consider visiting other libraries, including local public libraries. Search other library catalogues before visiting.

Direct Borrowing agreements with other Canadian university libraries mean that you can borrow from most other universities with your TMU OneCard.   For more information, see Direct Borrowing.

Information for External Libraries/Institutions

TMU’s Canadian Library Symbol is OTR. More information about our Interlibrary Loans and Policies can be found in the Canadian Library Directory.

For libraries without an interlibrary loan management system, please check the Requesting from the OCUL RACER System page for instructions and online request forms. If you have difficulties with these forms, please contact