Borrow from other libraries

The interlibrary loan (ILL) service assists members of the University of Ottawa community:

  • Students, faculty and staff
  • Retired and emeritus professors
  • Retired employees
  • Affiliated researchers - Are you affiliated?

This service is not available for alumni or external users. Please use the interlibrary loan services offered by your public library.

Requesting materials

If you are a first-time user, sign up for RACER.

Type Availability
Articles RACER
Books and book chapters RACER
DVDs and films Currently unavailable
Whole Journal volumes or issues Not available
Maps and atlases Currently unavailable
Rare books Not available
Reference works Not available
Software Not available
Theses Check first if available online

Tip: Always search our catalogue first to be sure that we do not own the item. You cannot request an item that is already in our collection, even if it is in use.

Items usually arrive within 2 weeks. Please do not inquire about your request before then.

Read more about how to submit an interlibrary loan request.

Fees and fines

  • There is no cost to the user for requesting items.

Need help?

If you have any questions, contact interlibrary loan.

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