ILL Information for Other Libraries
This page is to provide information to external libraries (non-YC) about the ILL policies of the YC Library. If you are a YC student, faculty, or staff member, please see the Resources section of this website.
We lend most circulating items from our collection and our licensing for e-journals also allows for interlibrary loaning of articles. Returnable loans (books, videos, etc.) are for four weeks from the date shipped and we will happily renew for two more times unless a hold has been placed on the item. You are encouraged to verify the availability of items in the YC Library Catalogue and Library Journals List (LjL).
Items NOT available for interlibrary loan:
- Items from the "new" collection, usually published within the year.
- Items from the reserve collection.
- Reference books.
- Items from the "archival" collection.
While we do not lend periodicals, we will provide digital versions of articles. Copies can be sent by Ariel (18.104.22.168) or by email. At our discretion, fax delivery may be available, but this is not recommended due to poor image quality.
We ship by courier with fellow members of the BC ELN Media.
We do not charge libraries for interlibrary loans.
For BC libraries, note that an alternative arrangement is in place through our status as a member of the BC Electronic Library Network.
Our preference is for requests to come through OutLook Online, GODOT, or AMICUS, but we will also accept requests by email. We do not accept requests by telephone.
If you are requesting interlibrary loans using email, please include as much information as possible to ensure the speedy delivery of items.
Due to the small number of our library staff, we cannot provide rush service.