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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


What is my RACER password?

You created your password when you first registered on RACER. ILL staff cannot retrieve your original password, but can reset it for you. Contact us for assistance.

What is my RACER user ID?

Your User ID is your Ontario Tech ID number (your student or banner number).

How do I request material not found in a RACER search?

Click on Blank Request Form from the left-side menu under My Account, and manually fill out the request form:

Screenshot of RACER search screen, Blank Request Form link highlighted.

How do I check the status or cancel a request?

Login to RACER and click My Requests found on the left-side menu. A list of your requests will be displayed.  To see all your requests, make sure to tick the “show everything” box. You can choose to cancel a request from this list by clicking the cancel icon. A canceled request will display in My Requests as Request No Longer Required.

How will I be notified that my material has arrived?

You will be notified by email when your material has arrived. Please read your email messages carefully. You are responsible for monitoring the status of your requests.

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