Item not at UVic?

Use Interlibrary Loan to order books and articles from other libraries.

How long will my request take?

  • Normally 1 to 5 business days
  • During the peak periods of October/November and February/March, it may take 5 to 12 days or longer for material that is difficult to locate.

How will I know my requested item is available?

  • We will send you an email when your item has arrived or if we have to cancel your request.
  • Most articles are delivered by email, while books can be picked up at the Ask Us Desk in the Mearns Centre - McPherson Library or the Law Library, depending on the location you choose.

How long can I keep items?

  • Normally, you have books and microfilm for 4 weeks unless the lending library says otherwise. You may be able to renew your item for up to 4 additional weeks.
  • Books and microfilm must be returned on time or you will end up with fines ($2.00 per day per item).
  • Articles are yours to keep.

Find out more about interlibrary loan and take a look at our frequently asked questions.