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Interlibrary Loan (ILL) - RACER

This guide provides information and instruction to faculty, students, and staff with regard to interlibrary loan and the use of RACER

Policies & Procedures for External Libraries

Ontario Tech University lends books and supplies copies of journal articles/book chapters to other libraries.


Ontario Tech Library will normally lend books from the circulating collection for six weeks. All loans are subject to recall.
Not Available:  Reserve materials, reference materials, archival materials, audio-visual materials and any other materials that are in high demand by our students/faculty/staff.


The Library will not lend periodicals but will send copies of articles, subject to copyright limitations.

How to order 

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

Requests are not accepted by telephone or email.  Rush service is not available.


No charge to OCUL & Ontario College Libraries for loans or photocopies. Charges may apply to other institutions. Charge details will be supplied before any material is shipped.

Contact information 


Phone:  905.721.3082

Fax:  905.721.3029

Mailing Address

Ontario Tech Library
Interlibrary Loan Dept.
2000 Simcoe St. N.
Oshawa, Ontario
L1H 7K4



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