RACER Overdue Fines

***Please note: as of Spring 2023 we are no longer using RACER to request interlibrary loan materials.  If you have questions about fines from past RACER requests, please email library@trentu.ca, or see staff at the Library Service Desk for more information.  


Interlibrary Loan (ILL) items are obtained by Trent University Library from any lending library worldwide, according to various agreements and established procedures. The lending agreement is between libraries, and not between the lending library and the user.

Therefore, when a Trent user fails to return an item on time, Trent University Library is held responsible. Serious violations can result in Trent University Library paying fines or losing borrowing privileges with other institutions, which has an impact upon service to other Trent users and damages the University's reputation.

This Interlibrary Loan Fine policy takes steps to ensure that items are returned or renewed within acceptable time periods.


See the Borrowing Regulations for information on fines charged to Interlibrary loans. Fines incurred are the responsibility of the registered card owner.