Borrowers from Canadian universities in other provinces

  • Graduate students and faculty from Canadian universities outside Quebec may obtain a McGill Library Borrowing Card with a consortial card such as OCUL (Ontario Council of University Libraries). Note: the McGill Library card you receive does not give you remote access to the Library's electronic resources.
  • To obtain your McGill library card, please complete the McGill Library Borrowing Card Application Form, and bring your consortial card and a photo ID to the Library Services Desk of any McGill branch library (excluding the Rare Books & Special Collections Library, the McGill Archives, or the Geographic Information Centre) during regular service hours.
  • For information on how to obtain a consortial card, contact the library of your home university.
  • Students or faculty members from a university in Quebec or Ontario may return items borrowed from the McGill Library to the library of their university.


  Loan period Max number of renewals Max number of items Overdue fines Recall fines1
Books (Regular loan) 3 weeks Unlimited 30 $0.50/day + $5.00/day
Journals 1 week 1 30 $0.50/day + $5.00/day
Audio/video materials; Maps 1 week 1 6 $2.00/day + $5.00/day
Scores 3 weeks 2 30 $0.50/day + $5.00/day

1 All loans are subject to immediate recall if needed for reserves, or after 14 days from the date of the original loan if requested by another library user. AV and Map loans are subject to recall after 7 days. When you receive a recall notice from the Library, you must return the item by the new (possibly earlier) due date or you will be charged $5 per day, with a maximum fine of $100 per item. You will be blocked from borrowing if you have $30 or more owing to the library or one overdue recalled item.


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