You need a valid library card to borrow materials. Privileges vary according to member type.

Borrowing types

pickup book

Place a hold (formerly contactless pickup)

No time to browse? No problem. Pick up your requested book at your preferred library location.

Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary loan (ILL)

You can request shared physical resources quickly and easily from across all 18 Omni partner institutions, a collection of nearly 25.3 million resources.

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Home delivery service

The Home Delivery service is free and is available for books in the general collection and for those at the Annex. This service is offered to faculty, students, post-doctoral fellows, affiliated researchers, staff, and alumni. The home delivery service is available only in Canada (outside the Ottawa/Gatineau region).

Borrowing privileges

Privileges and loan periods
Member typeLoan period (days)Number of itemsRenewals
Research assistants120500Unlimited

1. Canadian university students, professors or employees. Consult the Canadian University Reciprocal Borrowing Agreement.
2. Learn more about SmartLibrary.


  • Periodicals, law reports and games can normally be borrowed for 14 days with 2 renewals.
  • You may borrow most media (DVD, CD, etc.) and equipment for 14 days with 2 renewals. 
  • Multimedia equipment from the Morisset Library (main service desk) can be borrowed for 7 days with 2 renewals. Loans are limited to current students, faculty, and employees.

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