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Do I have to be an OCAD U student to use the library?

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The Dorothy H. Hoover Library is opened to the general public during regular operating hours and any print materials in the collection can be used on site during operating hours. Note that access to any internet-based electronic resources, databases, or online image collections is limited to current OCAD U students, staff, and faculty only.

If, however, you do want to sign out books as a visiting researcher, the following procedures apply:

  • Direct Borrowing for undergraduate students is available only to Ryerson and York Universities members; with a valid student ID card, these student can sign out up to 9 circulating books.
  • Direct Borrowing for graduate students, faculty members, and staff from all participating Canadian universities is available. 
  • Special Membership is available for the general public and visiting researchers for a cost of  $50 for a 6 month membership or $100 for 1 year.
  • OCAD U Alumni with proof of graduate status can apply for Special Membership at a discounted price of $25 for 6 months or $50 for 1 year.