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Getting Books and Articles from Other Libraries

Welcome to RACER, our Interlibrary Loan (ILL) system, which brings a wealth of scholarship to your research doorstep!

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Interlibrary loans supplement the resources available at Laurentian University Library by obtaining materials from other libraries.

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Copyright ©

To receive a reproduction of an article or other content, you must agree that it will be used solely in conformity with fair dealing or other applicable copyright exceptions under Canadian copyright law. In general, RACER will not order or provide a reproduction consisting of more than ten (10) percent of a work or one (1) article from a journal issue. General information on copyright, including fair dealing, can be found on the Laurentian University Library and Archives copyright information webpage.

RACER tracks request patterns: if there are more than five requests for the same content within a three-month period, Laurentian University will attempt to purchase a copy of the work in question.


Please note, RACER is NOT to be used for a practice exercise.

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Are you eligible to receive these services?

In order to be eligible for Interlibrary Loan Services you must have an active library account in good standing.
Only current and retired Laurentian University faculty and staff, or registered students may order articles and books from other libraries.

Alumni, community borrowers, and other external borrowers should contact their local public library for interlibrary loan services.
If you have incurred any library fines you will be temporarily suspended from using RACER until the fines have been paid and you have notified