Due to the current public health situation interlibrary loaning of physical items has been temporarily suspended. Library users may continue to request document delivery of journal articles (as well as magazine and newspaper articles, ebook chapters, theses and dissertations, conference papers, and standards documents).
Interlibrary loans are the method by which library patrons of Algonquin College can access material that supports their learning and research goals that is not held in the Algonquin College library collection. Students and faculty may request items held by libraries located in Ottawa, Ontario or Canada.
How do I request an interlibrary loan?
Interlibrary loans may be requested using the following link: http://www.algonquincollege.com/library/from-other-libraries/how-do-i-borrow-from-other-libraries/inter-library-loan/interlibrary-loan-request-form/
How long do interlibrary loan requests take?
Requests can take from approximately 24 hours up to 2 weeks, depending on the current volume of requests, as well as the location and response time of the lender.
How long can I keep interlibrary loan material?
Loan periods are determined by the lending library.
Can interlibrary loan materials be renewed?
Renewals can occasionally be accommodated. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org at least 5 working days before the items originally assigned due date.
Are there costs associated with interlibrary loan services?
Charges for borrowing interlibrary loan material are covered by the Algonquin College Library and provided to our patrons at our discretion. Charges incurred by our patrons in the form of overdue fines, replacement costs, and processing fees are paid for by the Algonquin College Library and charged back against the borrowing patron.
What are the fines and replacement costs for interlibrary loan material?
All fines, replacement costs, and processing fees are determined by the lending library.
Interlibrary loan requests may be made through the form at the following link: http://www.algonquincollege.com/library/from-other-libraries/how-do-i-borrow-from-other-libraries/inter-library-loan/interlibrary-loan-request-form/
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Direct Borrowing Agreement – Ontario Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology (CAAT) Libraries