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Getting Books and Articles from Other Libraries
Welcome to RACER, our Interlibrary Loan (ILL) system, which brings a wealth of scholarship to your research doorstep!
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Interlibrary loans supplement the resources available at Laurentian University Library by obtaining materials from other libraries.
Under the terms of the ACCESS COPYRIGHT and the COPYRIGHT ACT R.S.C. c. C-42 as amended, Interlibrary Loans cannot order copies of more than 10% of a published work, 5% if it is to be e-delivered, or one journal article per issue.
RACER tracks borrowing patterns-if there are more than 5 requests for the same article within a 3 month period, Laurentian University will attempt to purchase a copy from the source.
To receive any article you must agree that the document is to be used solely for the purposes of research, private study, review or criticism. You are required to print a copy of the article and destroy the electronic version. The electronic version may not be stored, forwarded or distributed. Failure to abide by this policy may result in your rights to use the electronic delivery program (EDP) being suspended or revoked and you may be subject to liability for copyright infringement.
Are you eligible to receive these services?
In order to be eligible for Interlibrary Loan Services you must have an active library account in good standing.
Only current and retired Laurentian University faculty and staff, or registered students may order articles and books from other libraries.
Alumni, community borrowers, and other external borrowers should contact their local public library for interlibrary loan services.
If you have incurred any library fines you will be temporarily suspended from using RACER until the fines have been paid and you have notified firstname.lastname@example.org.