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Distance borrowing

This information applies to: McGill students

Distance borrowing


Submitting requests
Submit requests using the form on this page.
Who qualifies
McGill students whose address during term is registered with the University as within Continental US and Canada and more than 100 km from the downtown campus can borrow books without coming to the Library.
How material is sent
The Library will send the material with a return address label.
Returning material
The student is responsible for paying the cost of returning the material. The Library suggests getting a receipt in case the material is lost.
Borrowing period
Students with a valid McGill ID card may renew books an unlimited number of times unless the book is recalled. Recalled materials must be returned by the new due date.


Qualified Distance borrowers may borrow the following material from the regular collection.

  Initial borrowing period Renewals Items Fines
Books - undergraduate students 6 weeks unlimited 80 n/a
Books - graduate students 4 months unlimited 80 n/a
Scores - undergraduate students 6 weeks unlimited 80 n/a
Scores - graduate students 4 months unlimited 80 n/a

It may be possible to borrow other materials such as DVDs or journals. Please contact the branch library to request these library items.

Distance borrowers request form

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