Interlibrary Loan

Brock faculty, students, and staff can place requests for books and articles located at other libraries through the Interlibrary Loan Service.

Brock alumni and community borrowers are also eligible to borrow books through interlibrary loan. Community borrowers have a fee of $50 per year for interlibrary loan privileges. Please refer to Community Borrowing fees.

Register

Set up a RACER account

Submit Request

Book Request

Article Request

Check Status/ Cancel Request

See account activity

Frequently Asked Questions about Interlibrary Loan

Two ways:

1. When you discover a book or article in SuperSearch that isn’t available at Brock, choose ‘Not Available Online – More Options’ to request the item. The form will automatically add all the required information, just fill in your RACER userID and password to submit the request.

2. If you already know the citation information for an item the library does have access to, you can go directly to the Article and Book request forms to fill in the form and submit your request.

The Library subsidizes the costs of obtaining research materials within Canada. Community and Alumni are charged on a cost recovery basis for books and microform materials.

The Library will subsidize $25 toward any U.S. or international requests for Brock faculty, graduate students, and staff.

Books, book chapters, journal articles, government publications, conference proceedings, reports, Canadian theses, and microfilm / microfiche can be requested through RACER.

We are unable to request entire journal issues, entire ebooks, audiovisual material, reference material, and maps through RACER.

Journal articles typically arrive within 1-3 business days. Books typically arrive within 3-5 business days, but may take longer depending on the lending library.

Your RACER UserID is your Brock ID number. Your password is one that you created when you registered for your RACER account.

Visit the Ask Us Desk or phone 905-688-5550 x4583 and staff will help you change your password.

Create a request in RACER using the ‘Blank Request Form’ on the left hand toolbar under ‘My Account.’

No, Interlibrary Loan staff will locate the material for you.

Articles and books that are available at James A. Gibson Library are typically cancelled. Items that are not available at a Canadian library are typically cancelled for undergraduates.

The due date appears on the book band. Please check the Library’s Borrowing Policies for overdue or lost interlibrary loan books.

Journal articles are yours to keep.

Questions?

Contact us in-person at the Ask Us Desk, via telephone at 905-688-5550 x3231, or via email at racer@brocku.ca