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Lending to other institutions

The University of Toronto Libraries is able to share much of its physical and digital collections with libraries worldwide through Interlibrary Loan (ILL).

Eligibility

Individuals not affiliated with the University of Toronto should contact their local library to ask about interlibrary loan.

We consider interlibrary loan lending requests from all institutions. Please note that in many cases fees will apply.

Fees

All fees are in Canadian dollars, unless otherwise indicated. Payment options include monthly invoice, VISA or MasterCard, OCLC IFM, or IFLA vouchers

Fee charging lenders include most central libraries, as well as UTM and UTSC libraries. For information about interlibrary loan services and charges at other University of Toronto libraries, please contact them directly.

Borrower

Physical items

Electronic items

Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL)

Reciprocal

$5 per item

Health Science Information Consortium of Toronto (HSICT)

Reciprocal

$5 per item

Non-Ontario Canadian University Libraries (BCI, COPPUL, CAUL)

$15 per item

$15 per item

Library and Archives Canada

Reciprocal

Reciprocal

Other Canadian (not-for-profit)

$20 per item

$20 per item

Other Canadian (for profit)

$35 per item

$35 per item

SHARES Libraries

$10 USD per item

$10 USD per item

SHARES International

$30 USD per item

Reciprocal

U.S. Libraries

$35 USD per item

$35 USD per item

International Libraries

$35 USD or 3 IFLA vouchers per item

$35 USD or 3 IFLA vouchers per item

Associate Members (not-for-profit)

$10 per item + $5 mailing surcharge

$10 per item

Associate Members (for profit)

$20 per item + $5 mailing surcharge

$20 per item

Place a request

Libraries may submit requests on behalf of their users through any of the following interlibrary loan platforms: 

  • RACER (note, libraries new to RACER must register to obtain a RACER code
  • OCLC WorldCat Resource Sharing
  • DOCLINE
  • Email us (for non-Canadian libraries)

Delivery time

Delivery times vary based on delivery method, service traffic and item availability. Delivery options include email, fax, mail or courier. Borrowing institutions are responsible for arranging their own courier pickup. 

Rush requests (1 business day) may be considered. A $15 surcharge will apply ($10 for Associate Members). Contact us for more details. 

Contact us

Robarts Library
Phone 416-978-2288, email resource.sharing@utoronto.ca or fax 416-978-1608

Mississauga campus Library
Phone 905-828-3881, email vdxinfo.utm@utoronto.ca or fax 905-569-4320

Scarborough campus Library
Phone 416-978-2280, email vdxinfo.utsc@utoronto.ca or fax 416-208-2660