Copy requests, such as articles and book chapters, usually arrive in about 1-3 days. Material that is difficult to locate may take longer.
Books available from Canadian libraries can usually be obtained within 1-3 weeks. Materials from American libraries may take 4-6 weeks to arrive. Requests which have to be sent overseas may take 3 months or longer.
Note: Delivery times may vary during peak periods from September to April. The Interlibrary Loan department has no control over the delivery date of items ordered.
Journal articles and book chapters will be emailed when they arrive and are yours to keep.
Email notifications are sent when ILL materials are available for pick up.
Please notify the ILL department if you no longer need material you have requested so that it can be returned to the lending library.
The loan period for most returnable interlibrary loan items (books, theses, microfilm) is six (6) weeks. This loan period may vary depending on the lending library.
To ensure the continued co-operation of the lending libraries, please return your ILL items promptly.
Fine payments can be made via the following methods:
Please note that unpaid interlibrary loan charges may result in the suspension of all library borrowing privileges.