Interlibrary Loan (RACER)

Use the interlibrary loans (ILL) service, RACER, to obtain items not available in the Omni network.

ILL services are free to current University of Guelph students, staff, and faculty. However, there are some items which may incur a fee. We will notify you if the item you are requesting has a fee.

Requested ILL items can be picked up at the Ask Us Desk, located on the first floor in the library.

This service is not available to retirees, alumni, community borrowers, or reciprocal borrowers.

Please note: overdue fines on ILL items accrue at $1/day, with no maximum.

Read more about the interlibrary loans service, RACER, for Ontario universities.

How to use RACER

  1. If it is your first time using RACER, complete the RACER Registration form.
  2. Sign into RACER.
  3. Your Login is your barcode on your University ID card.
    Your Password is your last name, or whatever you chose when you registered for RACER.
  4. Choose Guelph as your library location.
  5. Fill in the "Blank Request Form" on the left side menu.
  6. Choose your pickup location from the drop-down menu at the bottom of the form. Distance education students please see our courier instructions.
  7. We will email you when your request arrives, or if we are unable to fulfill your request.

If a digital copy exists and if licensing permits, we will email you a link to a digital copy. Otherwise, a paper copy will be provided. Find more information at the Application of the Fair Dealing Policy for Universities to Library Copying (PDF - 21kb).

RACER Password Reset Instructions

Contact to reset your password. Please provide us with your full name and the 14-digit patron barcode number from the front of your U of G ID card (the number begins 21188). Staff will contact you during business hours with your new password.