Please scroll down this page in order to find out which type of borrower you are, then review the information contained within that box to find out what you need to do in order to obtain or activate your library card.
Your student photo ID card serves as your library card. Each academic year, UOIT students must present a current student identification card to register for library privileges. Returning students must have a valid stamp on their card. Cards can be obtained or stamped at the Campus ID Office.
Procedures may vary for Distance Education students. Please refer to Distance Education Services.
Your staff photo ID card serves as your library card. Staff members must present a current staff identification card for borrowing privileges. Contract staff must renew their membership annually Cards can be obtained or stamped at the Campus ID Office.
Faculty can request library privileges for staff hired as a Research Assistant with the expectation that the requesting faculty member will take responsibility for all charges incurred on the Research Assistant's card. To obtain a card the Faculty member is required to complete an Application for a Research Assistant Card form and submit the completed form to staff at any UOIT Library. Upon receipt at the North Campus Library, these cards take 24 hours to issue. The research assistant will be contacted when the card is ready.
Free library membership for the duration of your course upon presentation of valid student photo ID card (can be purchased from the Campus ID Office) or proof of course registration and photo ID.
Free lifetime library membership upon presentation of a valid UOIT Alumni card (available through the Alumni Office) or other proof of alumni status. This card does not entitle the holder to remote access to electronic databases or to Interlibrary Loan or Reciprocal Borrower services.
Free lifetime library membership upon presentation of valid photo retired staff ID card (available from the Campus ID Office) or other proof of retired staff status.
Free library membership for the current academic year upon presentation of a valid photo ID and valid identification such as:
Any member of the general public is welcome to use library materials (reserve material excluded) in the libraries, free of charge. To borrow items from the circulating collection (reserve material and some material from the Education Library and Social Science Library excluded), adults may purchase a Community Borrower Card upon presentation of valid photo ID. The cost of membership for community borrowers is $50 per year. The cardholder is responsible for all items borrowed on the card. The card is not transferable. This card does not entitle the holder to remote access to electronic databases or to Interlibrary Loan or Reciprocal Borrower services.