Request items from any U of T library (Library Pickup)

Library users can request retrieval of UTS Library material for pickup at the Info Desk, plus they can request that other libraries' collections be delivered to UTSC.


All libraries (excl. St. Augustine's) will deliver items to Scarborough. Items held at Scarborough (1st floor and storage locations) can also be requested for pickup at Scarborough.

Current University of Toronto students, faculty and staff are able to place requests. Visiting faculty and graduate students with Direct Borrower status are only eligible to request delivery of items held at Downsview off-site storage.

Place a request

Find the item you wish to borrow using LibrarySearch, scroll down to 'Request: Library Pickup' and choose your preferred pickup location.

Delivery time

  • UTSC available materials: 1-2 business days
  • UTSC materials in use: maximum 2 weeks
  • Material from other U of T libraries: 7 days

Confirmation & pickup notice

You will be notified by e-mail when the UTSC Library has received the requested materials. Pick them up at the Information & Reference Desk; bring your TCard. Reply to the pick-up email if you no longer need the item you requested.

Items are held for 7 days or until the due date (whichever comes first), then are returned to the lending library.

Returning materials

Return Library Pickup materials to the UTSC Library.