If you've searched and are unable to find the items you need in the University of Toronto Libraries collection, you can request books, articles and more via Interlibrary Loan (ILL). We'll search institutions around the world and request a copy for you to view, borrow or download.
Never ceases to amaze how I can request an obscure 30yo out of print paper & @UofTlibraries will find it & email me a PDF abroad in 2 days.
— Elizabeth (@palaeobeth) July 23, 2015
Current University of Toronto students, faculty and staff are eligible to submit requests free of charge.
In all cases, requesters will be notified of any charges before we proceed with filling requests.
Place a request
Submit your request using RACER (Rapid Access to Collections by Electronic Requesting).
First time users
First time users may need to register before proceeding.
Login to RACER using your library barcode and PIN in the User ID and Password fields.
Choose Toronto as Your Library.
It may take staff some time to locate the item that is needed. Once found, electronic materials can typically be delivered to your inbox within the week, while physical materials may take longer depending on where the item is shipping from.
When logged into RACER, check My Requests for updates on the status of your request.
If you need an item quicker than what can be provided, or if we're unable to locate the item for you, you may also try placing a Purchase Request instead.
Requests are processed by and may be picked up at the following locations (if not delivered via email):
St. George campus
Please see the Library FAQ for additional information.