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Interlibrary Loan

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John Garrison
McGill G01 (ground floor)

Interlibrary Loan Policies

Please refer to these guidelines and policies when you are borrowing materials through the interlibrary loan service.  If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact us.

  • Books/physical items:
    • Due date: this will be indicated on the book sleeve (don't remove this!).
      • Most ILL-borrowed items are due on the final Wednesday of class.
      • Some books may have a shorter loan length, typically 4-8 weeks.
      • Extensions of the due date may be possible. Please contact us to request one.
    • Late Fines: $5 per day, per item
      • It is vital that we return borrowed items to the lending libraries in a timely manner.
  • Articles/Book Chapters:
    • Downloading and using:
      • When the item is ready, you will receive instructions via email on how to download it. This download is free of charge and in PDF format.
      • Please note: you will have 30 days from the notification to download the item (you can continue to use the PDF for personal uses without limit). If you are unable to download the item in time or have other difficulties downloading it, please contact us.
      • Individual use only: do NOT share the PDF file with a class or any other group. If you need to borrow multiple copies of an item, please contact us.