Remote Work

Interlibrary Loan

The library is operating virtually due to COVID-19. We will continue to process interlibrary loan requests for resources available electronically (ex. journal articles and book chapters). We will not be able to supply hardcopy loans (ex. books and DVDs).

What is Interlibrary Loan (ILL)?

If you are looking for books or articles not held in the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM), Laurentian, or Lakehead collections, these items can be requested via Interlibrary Loan. This service is free to all Northern Ontario School of Medicine learners, staff, and faculty members.

ILL services are also available to NOSM 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 username (example: dgiroux or jsmith)
  • Password: Password you created
  • Your Library: NOSM

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 or our affiliates:

Need Help?

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

Contact ILL


NOSM at Lakehead University: 807-766-7375

NOSM at Laurentian University: 705-662-7282

In Person

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