Borrow from other libraries
- Enables placing of requests online for books, articles and other types of materials available at other libraries.
- This is a service available to all registered students, faculty and staff at York. These privileges do not extend to alumni.
- Book loans are available free of charge. The library will subsidize the cost of up to 50 journal articles per year; after that limit, a $5.00 flat rate applies. There may be charges to purchase some dissertations and for copies of manuscripts. You will be advised beforehand of any special charges.
- First time users must first register with RACER before they can place online requests (Passport York details are requested).
- Regular users should login directly on the RACER site.
- Further information about conditions and policies (what can be borrowed, for how long, loan conditions, options for pickup and renewal) is available.
- Questions can also be sent directly to firstname.lastname@example.org or conveyed by telephone to (416) 736-5808.
Borrowing when you are at another university library
Effective May 1, 2002, Canadian university faculty, students and staff now have Reciprocal Borrowing Privileges at most Canadian universities.
- As a result of these reciprocal borrowing arrangements, faculty members have borrowing privileges and on-site access to the collections of most other Canadian universities, including local academic libraries, e.g. Ryerson University.
- Effective October 1, 2009 University of Toronto Libraries are charging research reader fees for faculty and graduate students from other Canadian universities wishing to borrow material. More information on these fees.
- Note that direct borrowing does not extend privileges in terms of off-site access to the electronic database or journal collections of other university libraries.
- To use the libraries at these universities, faculty should present their YU-card at the appropriate desk and complete any necessary registration form. Collateral identification may be required. You will be issued a library card for use at the library.
- Only circulating material as defined by the lending library may be borrowed.
- Books should be returned to the lending library, or to your home library. Books should be identified as Direct Borrowing materials.
- See also further information about direct borrowing privileges.