Policies & Procedures for External Libraries

 

York University Libraries (CaOTY) lends books and newspapers on microfilm and supplies photocopies of journal articles to libraries around the world.  For our holdings, check our catalogue.

We lend material from Frost, Scott, Steacie, Bronfman and Osgoode Libraries.

York University Libraries does not provide interlibrary loan service to members of the public.  We encourage these patrons to come to the library in person, or to consult the interlibrary loan service at their local public library.

 

LOAN

We will lend for 3 weeks from date of receipt.  Renewals are not permitted.  Reference and rare books are considered individually and the loan period may be shorter with use restricted to library only.  We do not lend eBooks.  All loans are subject to recall.

PERIODICAL

We will not lend periodicals, with the following exceptions:  we will lend annuals which usually circulate and we will lend microfilmed periodicals more than ten years old. Requests for newspapers on microfilm will be considered individually.

THESES

If we hold a circulating hard copy, we will lend.  Copies of York theses may be purchased from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses.

GOVERNMENT DOCUMENT

We are a depository library for:  Canada since 1963, Ontario since 1973, and EEC since 1967/68.  We have a U.S. microcard collection:  depository since 1956 and non-depository since 1953.  Our other strengths include Great Britain and Quebec.

AUDIO-VISUAL MATERIAL

Our film and video collection is in high demand for classroom use and is not available for interlibrary loan.  Audio materials are also non-circulating.

 

CHARGES

CANADIAN LIBRARIES

Library Type

Loans

Photocopies

NON-PROFIT $12.00 $12.00
OCUL, CREPUQ, COPPUL, CAUL-CBUA No Charge $5.00
CORPORATE/PRIVATE $30.00 Non-supplier
  • Photocopies are normally delivered via Article Exchange (secure web link)
  • Courier pickup must be arranged by the borrowing institution
  • We charge $100.00 for a lost item

NON CANADIAN LIBRARIES

$30.00IFM or invoice for each loan or photocopy transaction

HOW TO ORDER

Requests must be submitted by using the OCUL RACER Web Form or by OCLC.
Please provide your Library Symbol on each request and observe the standard interlibrary loan protocol of submitting only one request per message.

  • We will not accept requests by telephone, fax, or email
  • We do not provide rush service
Resource Sharing Department NUC: (Ca) OTY
207 Scott Library OCLC: YOU
York University EMAIL: raceradm@yorku.ca
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Toronto  ON  M3J 1P3
Canada