InterLibrary Loan

  1. The Whitecourt & District Public Library has interlibrary loan agreements with many of other libraries throughout Alberta, Canada and internationally. 
  2. If an item you wish to borrow is not available at your library, you may place an Interlibrary Loan request for the specific item.
  3. To place a hold on a specific item, you can do so through the Online Public Access Catalogue, by calling the library, by emailing the library or in person at the library.
  4. When your Interlibrary Loan item becomes available, you will be notified.  The method of notification depends on your desired notification method as specified by you when you set up or renewed your Library membership.
  5. The Library will maintain your Interlibrary Loan item for 5 days from the date it becomes available.  After such time, the item will be returned to the loaning library and your Interlibrary Loan will automatically be cancelled.
  6. Depending on the availability of the item desired and where the item is loaned from, the wait time for an Interlibrary Loan could range from a week to several months.
  7. In some cases, Interlibrary Loan requests are never filled if no owning Library is willing to loan the item you have requested.
  8. Due dates for items borrowed from other libraries vary and are set by the loaning library not your local library.  Please examine your date due slip closely upon checkout to determine the due dates of all borrowed items.
  9. Any Interlibrary Loan items borrowed from another Library and subsequently damaged, lost or destroyed will incur a bill as set by the loaning Library, not the Whitecourt & District Public Library.
  10. There may be a charge associated with an interlibrary loan request.  It is the borrower’s responsibility to pay for the interlibrary loan prior to receiving the item requested.