Borrowing from other libraries (Interlibrary Loan)

Looking for a resource at another campus or not in a Georgian College Library? We would be happy to order it for you.

Interlibrary Loan Technician

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Cyndi Smith
Email me any copyright or interlibrary loan questions!

Copyright & Interlibrary Loan Coordinator

Library and Academic Success, K210e, Barrie Campus
1 249-388-0525

What is an Interlibrary Loan?

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a service available for all current Georgian students, faculty and staff that allows the request of resources from external libraries (usually other colleges and universities) for pickup at one of our campus libraries. 

  • books / videos
  • articles / chapters from books

If the item is not in the Georgian library collection it can be requested. 

Does it cost to request an Interlibrary Loan? 

There is no charge to Georgian College students, staff or faculty for this service. 

How do I request an Item?  

To Request an item
  • Links to the request form called "Check for Item"  and "Get it Free!" are on most records found in library databases
  • Email the full citation of the item needed from your college email account  to the ILL department  []
  • Fill out  the ILL request form   [] found on the main page of the library 
To request a renewal:

Renewals, due dates and recalled items are specified by the lending library. 

We cannot request the following: 

  • current Georgian textbooks
  • eBooks
  • a dissertation or thesis

For a full list of what can be requested and what cannot, please see our Interlibrary loan policy

How long does it take to receive an Item?

The time it takes to receive an ILL can vary. In general:

  • Digital copies can take 1-5 business days to receive.
  • Print copies can take 4-10 business days to receive.

Some items may be difficult to find a location that will lend and can take more time. If you would like to check the status of your request, please send an email to: ILL department. []

Where do I pick up my Item?

You will be sent an email on the date it is ready for pickup.

Your item will be available at the front desk of the library, on the campus you requested.

If you have a location change for pickup, send us an email ILL department. []

Lending information for Libraries Outside Georgian

To request an item from our collection for your library, contact us by one of the ways below: 

We lend via the following platforms free of charge:

  • Docline - Request using our library identifier: ONCGGA
  • RACER: Request using: OBAGC (for all campuses)  
  • WorldCat:  Request using: G7G (for all campuses)  
  • Voila: Request using: OBAGC (for all campuses)  
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