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Find and request books

  • Search the library collection in Omni.
  • Once you have found the item you'd like to request, sign in and then click "Request." Select your pickup location. McLaughlin Library is the main library at the U of G main campus.
  • You may request any book you find in Omni, whether it is owned by U of G or another Omni partner library.
  • When your items are ready, you will get an email. You can pick up the items on the shelves behind the Ask Us Desk during our opening hours
  • Can't find the book in Omni? Request it from interlibrary loan (RACER) or Request a New Resource.
  • See Getting started with Omni for a quick overview on how to use our system.

Return books

  • You can renew library books online after logging into My Library Account.
    • If you have borrowed an item from another institution, first select the appropriate institution on the left hand side under My Library Account, and then you can renew the particular item.
  • Return your library books to the bins located inside the front doors of the library or at the loading dock. Access to the loading dock is off Gordon Street at the rear of the library. The book return bin at the loading dock is not wheelchair accessible. Patrons who require assistance can contact library@uoguelph.ca
  • The bins are accessible 24/7.

Request a digitization

  • In accordance with the University’s copyright guidelines, current U of G students, faculty and staff may request that a portion of a physical item in our collection be digitized.
  • Here's how it works:
    • Search in Omni. Limit your search using the facets on the left-hand side to “Available in U of G Library” which will return physical items in our collection.
    • Select the item you’d like to be digitized and click “Sign in.” You’ll be prompted to enter your U of G credentials.
    • Under the “Get It” heading, you will see “Request a digitized chapter/article/excerpt” if the item is available for digitization.
    • Fill in the form with as much information as possible.
    • Once the item is processed, you will receive an email with a link to the digitized content. This may take a few business days.
    • The link will expire after five views or 30 days.

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The library is committed to ensuring that members of our user community with disabilities have equal access to our services and resources and that their dignity and independence is always respected. If you encounter a barrier and/or need an alternate format, please fill out our Library Print and Multimedia Alternate-Format Request Form. Contact us if you’d like to provide feedback: lib.a11y@uoguelph.ca