I am not a University of Toronto student or faculty member. Can I take out books?

You can use U of T books in the library, but if you want to take them out, you'll need a library card

Graduate students, faculty members and staff from other Canadian universities are eligible for a Direct Borrower card and all other researchers can apply for a Research Reader card.  Undergraduates from other universities and high school students are generally not eligible for borrowing privileges.  

Instead of obtaining a U of T library card, you can ask your home library to request a University of Toronto book for you via interlibrary loan.  Some libraries charge for this service.

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