Due to budget cuts, Library and Archives Canada has informed all public libraries that they will stop their Interlibrary Loan service effective December 11, 2012. [more...]
What Is It?
Interlibrary Loan is a system of borrowing and lending of material between library systems across North America. Your Oakville Public Library card allows you to have access to libraries and archives across North America and you are entitled to order 5 interlibrary loans per patron per week.
What Can't Be Borrowed
- Newly published, current best sellers
- Reference material (directories, encyclopedias, etc.)
- Textbooks and school course materials
What Does It Cost
Most public or government libraries in Canada will loan material free of charge. If your request can be filled from one of these libraries there will be no charge to you. If a fee is charged, this will be passed on to you. We do not order from these libraries without your permission. The charges are added to your account at the Library and must be paid when picking up the book.
How Do I Do It
It usually takes between 2 - 4 weeks.
Normally interlibrary loans are not renewable. However, in exceptional circumstances please contact the branch where you picked up your interlibrary loan.