RACER accounts are available to Ryerson faculty members, students and staff with a valid library card.
Please note: This service is not extended to Direct Borrowers, Alumni and External borrowers. Guest users can search the Ontario university library catalogues in RACER, but not place requests.
The time for materials to arrive varies, depending on the availability, location and delivery mechanism of the lending library.
Journal Articles: a few working days to two weeks.
Books: a week or more.
Note: International requests may take longer.
Please submit your requests well in advance and request only materials needed for research.
For the past several years, we have tracked a decline in usage of direct borrowing with the University of Toronto Libraries (UTL) accompanied by increasing fees. As a result, effective September 1, 2014, we are not renewing our direct borrower’s agreement with UTL. This agreement provided access for Ryerson faculty, staff and graduate students to browse collections and borrow items directly from U of T. For more information, please view the associated report, and the Q & A related to the cancellation of this agreement.