Interlibrary Loan

Today's Hours: 8am - 10pm - All service hours

When you search in Omni, you’re automatically searching the collections and materials from university libraries in Ontario and beyond. This includes print books, electronic journal articles, and other materials that the University of Guelph McLaughlin Library does not own or subscribe to. To request an item found in Omni, sign-in to see what options are available (e.g. digitization, request from another library, etc.). Electronic articles and digitizations from print journals and books are delivered directly to your U of G email, often within 24 hours (source permitting). Print items are delivered to McLaughlin Library or another Omni university library of your choosing for in-person pick-up at no cost to current students, staff, and faculty. You will receive an email alerting you when the item is available for pick-up. 

If you cannot find your item in Omni or elsewhere, fill out the request form with citation details and we will do our best to deliver that item to you within two weeks. The request form is found at the top of Omni, labelled Can’t Find it?, or through the Get it at Guelph button located in most other databases and through the LibKey Nomad browser extension.

Please note: 

  • This service is not available to retirees, alumni, community borrowers, or reciprocal borrowers. 
  • Overdue fines on certain items accrue at $1/day, with no maximum. 
  • All electronic articles, scans and copies provided through this service are subject to copyright and vendor licensing limitations. Some items may be required to be supplied as a print item. 
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: