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Using RACER

RACER, which stands for Rapid Access to Collections by Electronic Requesting, is an automated interlibrary loan service for Ontario universities managed by Scholars Portal.

Delivery & Pick-Up

Loans

Loans are usually shipped from the lending library by mail or courier service.

You will receive an automated message when your loan arrives with instructions for pick-up. In most cases you will still need to wait at least an hour before your item is ready. It is recommended that you add your library's RACER email address to the list of trusted senders in your email account. Otherwise, the pickup notices may end up in your spam or junk folder.

The loan period will vary depending on the institution the book is coming from and your status, but will be clearly indicated to you. Please return loans on time. Late returns may compromise your library's relationship with other lending libraries and result in delays for future interlibrary loan requests.

 

Copies

Copies may be mailed to your ILL office or emailed to you directly, depending on the policies of both the lending institution and your own.

You will receive an automated message when your copy arrives with instructions for pick-up or download. If you need to pick up an item, wait at least an hour after receiving the email. It is recommended that you add your library's RACER email address to the list of trusted senders in your email account. Otherwise, the pickup notices may end up in your spam or junk folder.

Copies do not need to be returned.