The Resource Sharing and Interlibrary Loans service assists members of the University of Ottawa community:
- Students, faculty and staff
- Retired and emeritus professors
- Retired employees
- Affiliated researchers - ?
This service is not available for alumni or external users. Please use the interlibrary loan services offered by your public library.
To request an item in Omni, login to your library account and perform a search in the uOttawa + Omni Libraries search. Omni searches across all 18 partners for that item and when it finds an available copy, you’ll be able to place a request, whether it is available at uOttawa or not. Omni automatically finds the item at one of our partner libraries, who will then send it to uOttawa, at no charge to you. You will be notified when your item is ready for pickup and you will enjoy the same 120-day loan period, the same as if you were borrowing a uOttawa item. While delivery times can vary due to a variety of factors, the anticipated average delivery time is 7 to 10 business days.
If the item cannot be located at an Omni partner institution, library staff will proceed with an interlibrary loan from other institutions, if possible. Loan periods from non-Omni Libraries may differ.
Fees and fines
There is no cost to the user for requesting items.