Borrowing in Person from a Non-McMaster Library
In addition to using Omni, McMaster faculty, staff, and students can borrow in person from other university libraries in Canada (excluding: University of Toronto and Ontario College of Art and Design) .
Please contact the library in question to determine their requirements for a Reciprocal Borrower Card. Most will require a current McMaster ID and proof of address, but additional documentation may be required.
Contact a partner university in:
University of Toronto Libraries charges reciprocal borrowers (like McMaster students) a fee of $300 for a borrower card. McMaster Library will subsidize $250 towards the cost of these cards, for graduate students only.
- To acquire or renew an external borrower card at UTL for the coming year, please complete the application form and submit to the Services Librarian, Mills Library service desk (1st floor) (Cards may no longer be arranged for at Robarts Library.
- You will be responsible for the remaining $50. We can accept a MOSAIC chartfield, debit, or credit card for this fee.
- When this transaction has been completed, we will alert the staff at the Robarts Library so that they can provide you with a borrower card.
You are welcome to submit interlibrary loan requests for any materials not owned by McMaster using the Omni blank request form. There is no charge for an interlibrary loan. Recommendations to purchase items for the Library’s collections are welcome and will be considered as the budget allows.
Faculty may obtain on-site access and/or borrowing privileges at over 160 research libraries participating in the OCLC Reciprocal Faculty Borrowing Program. Please contact the library in question to determine their requirements.
(excluding: University of Toronto and Ontario College of Art and Design)