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).


Individuals not affiliated with the University of Toronto should contact their local library to ask about interlibrary loan, or purchase a membership to borrow from the University of Toronto Libraries directly.

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


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

BorrowerPhysical itemsElectronic items
Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL)No feeNo  fee
Health Science Information Consortium of Toronto (HSICT)No fee$5 per item
Non-Ontario Canadian University Libraries (PBUQ, COPPUL, CAAL)$15 per item$15 per item
Library and Archives CanadaNo feeNo fee
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 itemNo fee
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)No fee$10 per item
Associate Members (for profit)No fee$20 per item

Place a request

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

Delivery time

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

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 resource.sharing.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