Starting May 6th through summer 2024, Chancellor Paterson Library’s 3rd, 4th and 5th floors will be closed to replace the building’s heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system. For more information on our available services click here.

What is an interlibrary loan? 

Interlibrary loan is a service that allows Lakehead students, faculty and staff to borrow materials from other libraries, if they are not available at Lakehead. The process for requesting materials across Ontario University (Omni) Libraries has been recently improved and streamlined. Now, you can search for and request items from other Omni libraries directly through Omni. 

New! Request interlibrary loan materials from Omni

Omni, the library’s main academic search tool, should now be used to place all requests for interlibrary loan materials. To place a request for an interlibrary loan material in Omni: 


RACER was the system previously used to place requests for interlibrary loan and is no longer available. Please use Omni for all interlibrary loan requests. 

Contact Information

Thunder Bay Campus
Phone: 807-343-8010 ext. 8135

Orillia Campus
Phone: 705-330-4010 ext. 2250 (Harvie Legacy Library) or ext. 2252 (Orillia Education Library)