Borrowing from Other Academic Libraries

Reciprocal agreements with various library consortia allow McMaster faculty, staff, and students to borrow in person from other university libraries in Canada. McMaster faculty may also obtain borrowing privileges at many major university libraries in the United States.

 

Research materials can also be borrowed for McMaster faculty, students, staff and alumni through Interlibrary Loan Services.

To Borrow at a University In Who is Eligible How to Apply
Ontario
(OCUL members)
Faculty Staff Graduate Students Undergraduates (excluding: University of Toronto and Ontario College of Art and Design) Apply at the other library for a Reciprocal Borrower Card.

Current McMaster ID card and proof of address required.

Quebec
(CREPUQ members)
Faculty
Staff
Graduate Students

Obtain an IUBP card from the Circulation Desk at Mills Library, then apply at the other library for a Reciprocal Borrower Card.

Current McMaster ID card and proof of address required.

Atlantic provinces
(CAUL/CBUA members)

Western provinces
(COPPUL members)

Faculty
Staff
Graduate Students
Undergraduates

Apply at the other library for a Reciprocal Borrower Card.

Current McMaster ID card and proof of address required.

North American members of OCLC Reciprocal Faculty Borrowing Program Faculty Current McMaster ID card and proof of address required.