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Candice Dahl, Liason Librarian

Interlibrary Loans

How do I borrow books or articles from other universities?

We have a network, called inter-library loans [ILL], which allows us to borrow items from other libraries on behalf of the students and faculty here at the University of Saskatchewan. Requests have to be made online, and students log in from the library's website. There's a link, I believe, that says "interlibrary loan", and students can log in with their NSID and password to create an online request. What happens is, if it's a book, we will borrow a book from another institution on your behalf and you'll be able to pick it up at the library's checkout desk. If it is a journal article, in most cases we'll get a photocopy, and you'll be able to then keep that photocopy. And, it's at no charge to students; it's something that the library pays for. It usually takes, we like to estimate, a couple of weeks for the request to come in, just because, although we may get the request out very quickly, we are relying on the borrowing library to send it back to us, and the amount of speed with which they do that varies depending on the time of year and the staff that's available. So, it is definitely a service that's available and it is best used when there is a lot of time that students can wait for the item to come.