Inter-Library Loans Changes - Frequently Asked Questions

Published: Monday, 16 July 2018 at 12:00:00 AM

Is there an ILL Loan limit?

There is no ILL loan limit per borrower per year.

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

Can we request/lend DVDs?

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

Can we request/lend Junior items?

JF and JK items cannot be requested or loaned.

Can we request/lend YA items?

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

Can we request/lend Audio material?

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

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

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.

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


  • 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

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