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Interlibrary Loan

Due to Provincial Budget cuts to the Southern Ontario Library Service (SOLS) for 2019-2020, the interlibrary loan program is currently suspended. 

Join us June 13th at 6:00pm at LES for an information session on how the program will be continued following these cuts.  While many MPP statement have been published stating they have successfully cut funding to SOLS while reinstating the ILLO program, this is not correct.  Please visit our information page on the Provincial Cuts for more information.

The interlibrary loan service offers patrons the opportunity to request materials from other libraries.

There are three ways to order items through interlibrary loan:

  1. Visit or call (519-599-3681) the library to make your request.
  2. Search and order materials through INFOntario, a patron-initiated interlibrary loan service.To use this service you must first get a user id and password. Contact us to get set up. Learn more about Do-It-Yourself Interlibrary loan.
  3. Request items through our online form. Start here.

Materials retrieved from another library usually have a loan period of five weeks. Items may not be renewed.

It can take as little as one day to as much as 4 weeks or longer to obtain some materials, depending on the availability or type of material requested. Patrons will be notified by phone or email when the requested item arrives. 

Items that may be borrowed from other libraries include fiction and non-fiction books and audio books. All materials must be more than one year from the date of publication.

Items that cannot be borrowed from other libraries include books that have been published within the last year, current bestsellers, movies, compact discs, reference materials, entire issues of magazines and periodicals, textbooks, and school course material. The library can borrow only what other institutions are willing to lend.

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