Borrowing Policies

General Loan Information for all borrowers: including recalls, renewals and overdue items.

Do you have questions about the library's borrowing policies? For more information, view the library's Borrowing Library Materials FAQs

View Borrowing policies by user group:

Faculty and Staff (including AGO Affiliates and Continuing Studies Instructions)
Continuing Studies Students
Special Members (including Alumni)
Direct Borrowers
Overdue Fines:  list of fines, loan periods and maximum amounts for all circulating materials.


  • Use My Account to renew library materials (unless you have fines or overdue items)
  • If items are overdue; stop by the circulation/check-out desk to renew items

Borrowing from other libraries (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

Interlibrary loan

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

Inter-Library Loan/Resource Sharing Policy


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