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Borrowing Books at Other Institutions

As an RRU student, faculty, or staff member, you have borrowing privileges to access the physical library collections at a number of post-secondary institutions across Canada via agreements between the Council of Prairie and Pacific Libraries (COPPUL) and other Canadian regional library consortia. It is helpful to identify yourself as belonging to a COPPUL member library when visiting another Canadian university library.
 
To access borrowing privileges at another Canadian university library, you will need your valid RRU ID card and another piece of government issued ID; remember to take these pieces of identification with you on your first visit. The university library that you are visiting will then issue you a library card from that institution, and you will be able to borrow materials subject to the policies and procedures of that library and the card that they have issued to you.
 
One exception to this arrangement is the University of Toronto Libraries. For information about accessing UofT libraries, please consult their website https://onesearch.library.utoronto.ca/faq/can-i-use-library-if-i-dont-go-u-t.  For a complete list of participating libraries please click here: http://www.curba.ca/rbprov.html
 
For information about RRU borrowing items from other libraries on your behalf through interlibrary loan, please see Resources by Mail.
 
For information regarding access to digital collections at another Canadian university library, contact that library directly. They may allow you access on an in-person, walk-in basis. All university libraries restrict access to materials provided by third party vendors to their own constituency for contractual reasons.
 
Access to university libraries outside of Canada are not governed by any existing agreements.