Answered By: Shaylee Dumoulin
Last Updated: Feb 06, 2023     Views: 7

Interlibrary loan (ILLO) is a service whereby a patron of one library can borrow books, DVDs, music, etc. and/or receive photocopies of documents that are owned by another library. Interlibrary loans is facilitated in two ways:

Omni is a unified academic search tool that searches books, articles, and many other types of resources in the collection of multiple (currently 18) Ontario universities.

RACER is the Rapid Access to Collections by Electronic Requesting, a virtual catalogue allowing users to search and borrow items from numerous university libraries and collections. RACER is intended to be used for items that are not held by Lakehead or Omni Libraries.