About Interlibrary Loans
The Interlibrary Loan System is a cooperative library resource sharing system that allows libraries to borrow material from other libraries on their patron's behalf. Interlibrary Loans may be arranged from libraries out-of-province and possibly from other countries.
Interlibrary Loan Service is available to patrons in good standing who hold a valid Orangeville Public Library card.
Requests may be placed at either library location, by visiting or calling the Information Desk. However, Interlibrary Loans are processed and available for pick-up only at the Mill Street location.
Most requests are filled within two to six weeks, but may take longer, depending on the request type; the location of the lending library; the speed with which the lending library processes the request, and the method of delivery used.
The loan period for Interlibrary Loans is four weeks, with no renewals. Reduced loan periods may apply if dictated by the lending library.
Occasionally, the lending library will indicate the material is for use in library only; patrons must use the material in the library and return it to the Information Desk before closing at the end of each day.
A fine of 20 cents per day, per item, is charged for overdue Interlibrary Loan materials. In addition, charges for damage or loss will be passed on to the borrower.
Printed Material Interlibrary Loan Requests
In order to process an Interlibrary Loan request for printed material, we need to know the following information:
- Format: large print, special edition, unabridged or abridged, photocopy
- Publication date (optional)
- Your Library account number
Microfilm & Microfiche Interlibrary Loan Requests
Through the Interlibrary Loan service you can request the loan of microfilm, microfiche, and other research material from the Library and Archives Canada, as well as the Archives of Ontario, and the United Church Archives, and possibly other sources. Microfilm and microfiche are available for use at the Mill Street Library location only.
A microfilm reader/printer and a microfiche reader are available at the Mill St. location.
In order to process an Interlibrary Loan request for microfilm or microfiche we need to know the following information:
- Record number (i.e., MS 569) *
- Reel number (i.e., Reel #3. Only one reel per request form) **
- Title (i.e., Ships passenger list, Halifax, NS - 1881) *
- Lending organization (i.e., Library and Archives Canada; Ontario Archives; other)
- Your library account number *
- Other information, such as relevant dates, names, etc. (i.e., SMITH, John Robert. Home Child, 1919)
* Required information
Patron-initiated or Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Interlibrary Loans
Patrons who wish to place their own Interlibrary Loan requests from home, work, or wherever they access the Internet can do so through the Patron-Initiated Interlibrary Loan service. For Information about how you can place your own Interlibrary Loan requests, click here.
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