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Inter University Transit System (IUTS)

The Inter University Transit System (IUTS) is primarily an Inter Library Loan (ILL) book service, operated under the authority of the Council of Ontario Universities.  Books are moved between specific Ontario universities and other specific government/university affiliated organizations, on a daily basis (Monday – Friday).  The service also allows for the movement of mail between IUTS partners. Mail for York University and University of Toronto are on a twice a week shipping schedule (Tuesday and Thursday), rather than daily.

All are next day delivery with the exceptions of the Northern Universities such as Laurentian, Algoma, Nipissing and Lakehead which are 2 day delivery.

IUTS items received at University of Waterloo are sorted by Central Stores at the East Campus Hall (ECH) facility and injected into the scheduled mail and freight delivery process, daily.

IUTS items shipped from the University of Waterloo are initially picked up on campus by Central Stores (through scheduled mail and freight pickup processes), sorted and then consolidated, by destination location, daily. 

Please Note: 

  1. IUTS is only for Ontario. 
  2. Biological materials or biological specimens cannot go IUTS.  They must be shipped via courier through 2ship.

Below is a list of the Ontario IUTS partners:

Algoma University   RMC (Royal Military College)
Brock University   Toronto Metropolitan University (Ryerson University)
Carleton University
  Trent University
Council of Ontario Universities   University of Guelph
Lakehead University   University of Ottawa
Laurentian University   University of Toronto
McMaster University   UOIT (Univ. Of Ontario Inst. Of Technology)
Nipissing University   University of Waterloo
OCAD (Ontario College of Art & Design)   University of Western
OUAC (Ontario University Application Center)   University of Windsor
Queens University   Wilfrid Laurier University
    York University

Should you have any questions regarding this service, please contact the mailroom