External researchers

Purchase either the Direct Borrower or the Research Reader card at the Robarts Library Reader Registration desk.

    Direct Borrower

    Eligibility

    Graduate students, faculty or staff from other Canadian universities with valid home university identification

    Cost

    Check with your home institution to see if your Direct Borrower card fees are reimbursable.

    Annual
    Expires yearly on September 30th. Pro-rated by date of purchase
    $310
    Annual for seniors (65+)
    Expires 12 months from date of purchase.

    $135

    Privileges

    Privileges may vary at individual libraries.

    • Robarts Library book stacks access
    • Up to 100 loans at a time
    • 14-day loan period
    • Items can be renewed twice
    • No intercampus deliver except Downsview
    • No interlibrary loan
    • Renew your card at the Robarts Library Reader Registration desk or by phone: 416-978-7694

    Research Reader

    Eligibility

    • Researchers not currently affiliated with an university
    • Undergraduates or pre-undergraduate students are not eligible

    Cost

    Annual $310
    Annual for seniors (65+) $135
    Six months $196
    Three months $124

    Privileges

    Privileges may vary at individual libraries.

    • Robarts Library book stacks access
    • Up to 100 loans at a time
    • 14-day loan period
    • Items can be renewed twice
    • Interlibrary loan ($30 per request)
    • Online renewal of research reader cards is temporarily not available. We apologize for the inconvenience.
    • Renew your card at the Robarts Library Reader Registration desk or by phone: 416-978-7694

    Other cards

    • University of Toronto alumni are eligible for the alumni borrowing card
    • Faculty members, staff, or graduate students from other universities are eligible for a one week stack pass to the Robarts Library book stacks (floors 9-13)