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Interlibrary Loan

If Elgin County Library doesn’t own an item you want to borrow, submit an interlibrary loan request and we will try to borrow the item from another library system for you.

How do I request an interlibrary loan?
There are 3 ways in which you can request an interlibrary loan:

No. 1

Click on the Request Interlibrary Loan button to fill out your request

No. 2

Visit your local library and ask branch staff to request an item for you

No. 3

Contact the Interlibrary Loan Office by calling 519-631-1460, extension 136, to request an ILLO patron record. Once your account has been created, the Interlibrary Loan Office will provide you with your User ID & password, enabling you to request interlibrary loan materials yourself through an online web service called InfoOntario.

Who can request an interlibrary loan?
Any individual may request an interlibrary loan provided they have an Elgin County Library card and fewer than $10 in fines.

Is there a cost?
There is no cost associated with this service unless specified by the lending library.

What materials are not available to request?
The following materials are not available to request through interlibrary loan:

  • Books published in the last or current calendar year
  • DVDs

How long before I get the material I requested?
The interlibrary loan process can take several weeks to fulfill depending upon the availability of the item and where it is being shipped.

Interlibrary Loan Request Form

Gain access to material outside Elgin County.