RACER, the software that has supported interlibrary loan activity for over 20 years across Ontario University Libraries, has reached end-of-life and is being discontinued by the vendor. Over the next few months, Toronto Metropolitan University Libraries will begin transitioning interlibrary loan to a new platform.
Effective December 8, 2023, TMU RACER accounts will no longer be functional and new requests will not be accepted within the old system. Any requests already in progress will be fulfilled as planned. However, there’s no need to be concerned, as we are implementing a new system and improved process to ensure uninterrupted access to interlibrary loan services.
We are committed to making this transition as smooth as possible.
During the post-December 8 implementation period, users will discover a new Blank Request Form available on the Libraries’ website for submitting their requests. If you have included information in your teaching materials directing students to RACER, kindly redirect them to our Blank Request Form.
Great news! The new system is fully prepared to meet all of your interlibrary loan needs!
- No services will be lost. Your access to materials at other libraries will remain unchanged.
- No more separate login and password! Your TMU credentials will provide access to Library materials and all related services.
- Users simply select ‘Request Resource From Another Library’ to request an item that TMU does not own.
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