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Interlibrary Loan

The Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service enhances the resources of Ryerson University Library by making material available from other libraries, organizations and document delivery services. Ryerson University students, faculty, staff may use interlibrary loans (ILL) to request materials from another library free of charge, provided Ryerson 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 Ryerson Library for pick up.  You can also borrow directly from other libraries in person.  If you are a Ryerson student, you can also borrow from the Toronto Public Library even if you don’t live in Toronto.

Interlibrary Loan (RACER)

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

Borrow In Person from Another Library

If you are looking for an item not available at the Ryerson 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 Ryerson OneCard.   For more information, see Direct Borrowing.

Information for External Libraries / Institutions

Ryerson’s Symbol and Interlibrary Loan Policies can be found in the Library and Archives Canada’s ILL Directory on the Web.

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