Services and information
Safety and security
The service is available to faculty, staff, and students who hold a valid Ontario Tech Library ID card. External borrowers (alumni, community borrowers, etc.) are not eligible.
We cannot process requests for a user whose library account is blocked.
ILL staff will do their best to try to find any type of material requested, however, some materials are harder to obtain or may not be available for ILL.
The loan period and conditions of use are determined by the library from which the material is borrowed.
ILL material is subject to recall and if recalled by the lending library, must be returned immediately.
On average, articles take between 2-7 working days, and borrowed material between 5-10 working days to be supplied. Any material coming from outside the province might take longer.
An email will be sent to you when the material has been received. Your items will be available for pick up at your chosen library location.
Articles are normally delivered via a secure web link but due to licensing/copyright restrictions, may have to be delivered in print.
Our service is free of charge with the following exceptions: