ILL and Covid-19

Interlibrary Loan borrowing and lending services as of Friday, December 10, 2021.

There may be limitations on borrowing due to the continued physical closure of many libraries and requests may take longer to fill. Please provide a need-by-date for physical items to ensure streamlined service; you will be notified if the request cannot be filled.

Distance and Regional Students: please provide your address and contact phone number in the note field. Items will be mailed to your regional campus or distance location. Mail is processed daily.

The following materials are available through Interlibrary Loan

  • Books
  • Photocopies of journal and newspaper articles
  • Microforms
  • Government documents and conference proceedings
  • Some masters and doctoral theses
  • Items officially missing from the UNBC Library

The following materials are usually not available through Interlibrary Loan

  • Materials already in our collection
  • Entire issues of newspapers
  • Reference books
  • Entire issues of journals
  • Materials in high use at a lending library
  • Rare and fragile items
  • Materials which are difficult and/or expensive to ship
  • Sound recordings
  • Doctoral dissertations from U.S. universities
  • Recently published books

Rush requests are generally not accepted.

Document Delivery and Copyright

The Interlibrary Loan/Document Delivery Service at UNBC Library conforms to Fair Dealing of the Copyright Act of Canada and follows established ILL/DocDel customs, practices, standards and policies.  All materials are protected by Canadian copyright law.

Material provided through Interlibrary Loan must be used solely for the purpose of private study, research criticism, review, or summary.  In accordance with standard procedure complete bibliographic information is provided.