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Associate membership for corporations or organizations

Apply for an Associate Membership at the University of Toronto Libraries (UTL) by contacting Reader Registration at

Borrowing privileges

  • Up to 5 borrowing cards are issued to the organization/corporation
  • Each card may borrow up to 100 items at one time
  • Initial loan period of 14 days, renewable to a maximum of 42 days

Services and charges apply to the central libraries only. 

For information about borrowing privileges and library services from the federated colleges and other libraries at the University, please contact them directly.


  • $900.00 per year – for profit organizations
  • $700.00 per year – non-profit organizations

Additional privileges

  • Additional cards available at $100.00 per card
  • Access to computing, stacks, and facilities
  • On-site access to U of T Libraries' online databases
  • Interlibrary loan: We will obtain loans or copies of items not in our collection from other institutions at $30.00 per request
  • Intercampus delivery: Request U of T items from other campuses through RACER.  We will search our collections, retrieve, and make material ready for pickup:
    • $20.00 per item loaned or copied (for profit organizations)
    • $10.00 per item loaned of copied (non-profit organizations)

We do not accept requests by phone or fax, except for urgent requests.

Please note that the Associate Member card does NOT include remote access to U of T Libraries' online databases due to licensing restrictions.

Delivery options

  • Mail - $5.00 surcharge, per package
  • Fax - $10.00 surcharge, per article
  • Courier – Your own courier is assumed

Special services

  • Colour copies - $3.00 surcharge, per page
  • Urgent service - $15.00 surcharge, per item (All copies are copyright cleared. A copyright tariff will be added, where applicable.)

Phone service

  • No phone service currently available.

–Updated May 11, 2022.