General Loan Information for All Borrowers: including recalls, renewals and overdue items OR view Circulation policies by user group:

Overdue Fines: list of fines, loan periods and maximum amounts for all circulating materials. NOTE:

  • use My Account to renew library materials (unless you have fines or overdue items)
  • if items are overdue; stop by the Circulation Desk to renew items, as long as no-one is requesting them.

OCAD U Inter-Library Loan Guide: information on creating an account for RACER, OCADU's online inter-library loan service.

OCAD U Inter-Library Loan Policy

Direct borrowing

With a valid ID card, OCAD U students, staff and faculty are able to borrow circulating materials in-person from other university libraries in Canada with the exception of any University of Toronto Library which introduced fees for direct borrowers.

All policies and procedures for the lending library, including penalties and fines, will apply. For more information on-site direct borrowing see Canadian University Reciprocal Borrowing Agreement

Note that items from other libraries may also be requested through RACER (Rapid Access to Collections by Electronic Requesting) - online inter-library loans/document delivery.


Collection Guidelines: brief overview of selection criteria for print and electronic materials.

Gifts and Donations Policy

Diversity Action Plan

Library, Archive, Learning Zone & Visual Resources Diversity Action Plan


The OCADU Library is committed to providing equal access to services and collections to all students, faculty and staff of the university. Where self-use of library facilities and/or services is difficult or impossible, the Library will make special provisions, in conjunction with the Centre for Students with Disabilities as needed, to permit users with disabilities to:

  • examine sources
  • retrieve materials
  • access services.


Archives Policy