Answered By: Library Circulation
Last Updated: Sep 10, 2018     Views: 134

What is Interlibrary loans (ILL)

Interlibrary loans (ILL), is the system that allows the library to make available materials that we do not own or subscribe to. When you request an ILL we search for the item in other libraries and request it from them.


What material can I request?

You may submit an ILL request for any item that is not available at the UNBC library. Providing items, however, depends on their availability in other libraries.


How long does it take to get an ILL

We try to get you the items you need as fast as we can. As long as they are readily available, you can expect books within 5 business days and articles within 2-3 business days.


How long can I keep an item borrowed through ILL

You may keep an Interlibrary Loan for up to 3 weeks. ILL items cannot be renewed.


How much does the service costs?

Interlibrary Loan service is free for students!!!

See here for ILL fees for other patrons 


How do I request an Interlibrary Loan?

Select the appropriate form at You will be prompted to login with your university credentials.


For any other questions regarding Interlibrary Loans email us at


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