Interlibrary Loan

Current students, staff and faculty can request books and journal articles from other libraries by using our free Interlibrary Loans (ILL) service. You will be notified by email when your request is ready.

To place an interlibrary loan request

Use the interlibrary loan request form below, or contact the ILL department


Working days are Monday-Friday. Allow 3-5 working days for journal articles, which will be emailed to you via a download link, and up to 10 working days for books (or longer if material is coming from outside BC).

If you are on a tight deadline it may be faster to borrow items from other BC post-secondary libraries in person as a reciprocal borrower (link: to reciprocal borrowing subpage).

All loan periods are set by the lending libraries and are typically 3 weeks. The loan period will be indicated on the item.

Unfortunately you cannot always renew ILL items. To request a renewal, contact the ILL department by phone or email, or visit the library service desk.

Please return all ILL materials to the Emily Carr Library, NOT to the lending library (i.e. where the book came from).

Interlibrary Loan Book Request
Interlibrary Loan Article Request