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Interlibrary Loan

Improvements coming to Interlibrary Loan!

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.

Here’s what to expect:

  • Existing requests entered before December 8 in the current system will be fulfilled as usual.
  • Starting December 8, use our new Blank Request Form to submit interlibrary loan requests.
  • No more separate logins; use your TMU credentials for library access.

Questions? Drop us an email at

Thanks for your patience as we enhance your interlibrary loan experience!

Interlibrary Loan Service

The Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service enhances the resources of Toronto Metropolitan University Libraries by making material available from other libraries, organizations and document delivery services. TMU students, faculty, and staff may use interlibrary loan to request materials from another library free of charge, provided Toronto Metropolitan University Libraries do not own a physical copy or the online access is restricted. You can choose to request that articles be sent to you or books delivered to the TMU Library for pick up.

If you are requesting media (films, videos, etc.) please refer to our Audio Visual page or email

Borrow In-Person from Another Library

If you are looking for an item not available at Toronto Metropolitan University Libraries, you can also borrow directly from other libraries in person. 

TMU students are eligible for a Toronto Public Library card which can be obtained at any TPL branch by presenting proof of their student status plus name and address identification. Students do not have to live in Toronto to be eligible for a card.

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.

You can search other library catalogues before visiting.