Inter-Library Loans Changes - Frequently Asked Questions image

16 July 2018

Q1

Is there an ILL Loan limit?

There is no ILL loan limit per borrower per year.

Q2

Can we request/lend new items?

Anything 12 months old or less cannot be requested, or loaned.  This includes all categories and formats.  See exceptions below

Q3

Can we request/lend DVDs?

DVDs cannot be requested or loaned.  This includes Fiction & Non-fiction DVDs.  See exceptions below.

Q4

Can we request/lend Junior items?

JF and JK items cannot be requested or loaned.

Q5

Can we request/lend YA items?

YA items cannot to be requested or loaned
 (See exceptions below)

Q6

Can we request/lend Audio material? 

(i.e. CD or MP3 audiobooks/talking books.)

Audio material cannot be requested or loaned.  See exceptions below.

Q7

Can we request/lend languages other than English (LOTE) material?

LOTE items are exempted from the restrictions.  They can be requested and loaned regardless of age.

Q8

Are there other exceptions to these restrictions?

 ·         We can request/lend the following types of material for the given reasons. 

·         These reasons MUST be outlined when material is requested

 

Graphic Novels more than 12 months old (Adult & YA)

Because of space & cost required, no library can keep full series of these.  ILL is a way to share these resources.

 

DVDs more than 12 months old

Where:

·         required for education purposes

·         not available for purchase any longer

·         DVD series where extensiveness of series is cost-prohibitive (ie. long-running TV shows)

 

 

Large Print & Audio more than 12 months old

For Housebound customers who require these special formats.

 

Relevant formats for people with Disabilities

Access to information for people with disabilities in a format that will enable them to access the information as readily as other people are able to access it - as per Disability Service Regulations 2004.