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

Interlibrary Loan FAQs

What is interlibrary loan?

Interlibrary loan is a free service where you can request a resource that Georgian libraries may not have access to. The library does its best to locate the resource for you from another library.

How do I request an item through interlibrary loan?

In some of our databases, you'll see a link to "Get it free" or "Request an article". Copy the citation information, click on the link, and complete the form. You can also request an item by filling out this form or by emailing Please include the full citation for the item being requested.

What if I do not have all the citation information required on the interlibrary loan form?

Ask our research help staff or email for assistance.

Why am I required to use my Georgian email address to place an interlibrary loan request?

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a service available for current Georgian students and employees only. Your Georgian email is used to verify you are a current member of the college. Requests made with other email accounts may not be processed. If you don't know your Georgian email address, check here.

If I request an article, how long does it take to receive it?

Articles are usually quick to receive. It depends on how quickly the other library fills the requests. State on the ILL request form the last possible day you need the article by, which is usually before your assignment is due. As soon as we receive it, we will email it to you.

Can I borrow my textbook on interlibrary loan for the semester?

No, textbooks are not borrowed through interlibrary loan. Please see Georgian Stores to purchase your textbooks or check with your professor to see if it is on eReserves.

Can I request a book through interlibrary loan?

Yes! Complete this form with all of the information.

Can I request an eBook through interlibrary loan?

Unfortunately, no. There is no system available that will allow the loaning of eBooks to other libraries. We would be happy to help you find another book or eBook on your topic from our collection. Connect with our research team for assistance.

How do I cancel my interlibrary loan request?

Email and we'll take care of it.

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