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Interlibrary Loan


What is Interlibrary Loan (ILL)?

If you are looking for books or articles not held in the NOSM University collection, these items can be requested via Interlibrary Loan. This service is free to all NOSM University learners, staff, and faculty members.

ILL services are also available to NOSM University Alumni at a cost of $10 per request. Please email all requests to

Renew or Register for your Racer Account

New Users

A one time registration is required to use RACER, our automated Interlibrary Loan management system.
To start using RACER simply follow these easy instructions:

To Register

  • Visit the RACER Registration page
  • Complete the RACER registration form (one-time only) and click submit
  • You will receive a confirmation email
  • Now you are ready to begin using RACER

Logging On for the First Time

  • Connect to RACER
  • Login: Your NOSM University username (example: dgiroux or jsmith)
  • Password: Password you created
  • Your Library: NOSM University

Existing Users

If you have any questions, please email .

Before Ordering

Check if you have access to an item first through the Health Sciences Library – CatalogueE-Books, and E-Journals.

Need Help?

ILL policies can be found in our Collection & Borrowing Policy.

Contact ILL


NOSM University at Lakehead University: 807-766-7375

NOSM University at Laurentian University: 705-662-7282

In Person

Visit the Information Desk at either of our locations during our hours of operation.