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About ILL

Interlibrary Loans (ILL) is a service that allows you to access material not at the UNBC Library. Can't find the article or book that you need here? We may be able to get it for you from another library.

Interlibrary Loan Charges

The following charges apply to all interlibrary loan requests:

Faculty, Staff, Students No Charge
Alumni $5.00 OR cost of item if exceeds the base rate-will notify by email
Community Borrowers $10.00 OR cost of item if exceeds the base rate-will notify by email
Research Affiliate $10.00
Overdues $1.00 per day, per item, no maximum
Lost Items Replacement cost plus $20 processing fee

Place an Interlibrary Loan Request

Students, Faculty and Staff at UNBC are welcome to place interlibrary loan requests through one of the following ways:

  1. Using the Library Search (recommended): Click on "Libraries Worldwide" to the left of your search results to include resources beyond our library, choose your desired item, and click on the "Request Item through Interlibrary Loan" button.
  2. Using the "Get it @ UNBC" button: Available when you are searching in one of our databases.
  3. Manually fill out one of our ILL forms: Access these through the Request tab in your library account or via the following links:
    1. Journal Article and Book Chapter Requests
    2. Book Requests
    3. All Other Requests - including theses/dissertations, conference proceedings, media, etc.


**For more detailed directions, including screenshots, please see this FAQ page.


Please be sure to include complete citation information on the request form. This helps us process your request more quickly!

  • For articles this includes: article title and author, journal title, volume/issue, page numbers, and date.
  • For books this includes the title, author, and publication date.
  • Including an ISBN (for books) and ISSN (for journal articles) when available is very helpful as well!

Important Notes

  • Interlibrary loan requests are processed in order of receipt.
  • Be sure to fill out the ‘needed before' date on the request form to avoid receiving materials past the date that they will be useful to you. Keep in mind it will take a minimum of 1 week to receive physical materials.
  • It is possible for multiple requests to arrive simultaneously. Keep in mind ‘reading time’ necessary if you are requesting several books or returnable items.

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Data Collection

The Interlibrary Loan request forms on this website utilize third-party software for tracking purposes. What does this mean for your data?