Click on the link above to go directly to InfoOntario's Zportal for self-serve Interlibrary Loan.
What Is Interlibrary Loan?
Interlibrary Loan is a way of borrowing and lending of material between library systems. If an item can not be found in the library catalogue your St. Marys Public Public Library card allows you to have access to libraries and archives across North America. You are entitled to order 6 interlibrary loans per patron per week.
What Can't Be Borrowed
- Materials that are new. (many libraries do not interloan materials purchased within the last 6 months.)
- Reference material (directories, encyclopedias, etc.)
- Textbooks and school course materials
What Does It Cost
Most public or government libraries in Canada will loan material free of charge. If your request can be filled from one of these libraries there will be no charge to you. If a fee is charged, this will be passed on to you. We do not order from these libraries without your permission. The charges are added to your account at the Library and must be paid when picking up the book.
How Do I Do It
You can request an interloan in person at the library or online through the INFO Ontario site. You must contact the library to receive your account information in order to use the INFO Ontario site. Read or print the detailed instructions or contact the library for more information and/or to create your account.
Interloan items may take 2 - 4 weeks to reach your local library.
Interlibrary loans can only be renewed by contacting the library.