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Borrow from Other Libraries

ILL Suspension Notice

Interlibrary Loan services will be suspended June 28 – Fall 2024.

All active requests will be processed, and items are still able to be returned to your home library.

Can’t find what you were looking for in the Library Catalogue? You can borrow from another library collection using Inter-Library Loan!

About Illume

Search for items across BC library collections, including post-secondary institutions. Selected items will be delivered to your home library for pick-up.

Please note the following:

  • Only 2 active requests per person are allowed at a time.
  • Items can be borrowed for 21 days and are not renewable.
  • You can also borrow DVDs and Audiobooks on CDs.
  • You cannot request new books published within the last 12 months.
  • There may be fees involved for borrowing form academic libraries – please consult library staff.
  • Inter-Library Loan services are not available at the Piers Is. Community Library.

How to place a hold!

  1. Click to access Illume No Login necessary.
  2. Use Advanced search to narrow your search. Enter your search terms in the available fields.
  3. You can change the drop-down menu to search by the appropriate field (e.g. title, author, subject)
  4. Click “Search * Records” button in the bottom right corner.
  5. A list of items from BC libraries will be displayed. Click on a title for more detailed information (opens a new window).
  6. If this is the title you want, click the “Request this Item” button.
  7. In the appropriate fields, enter your Last Name, First Name, Email and Phone Number.
  8. Click the “Submit” button at the top or bottom of the page.
  9. You may close the request window and go back to the search page for more titles.
  10. Library staff will contact you when your item arrives.

Visiting other BC public libraries

When visiting other BC public libraries, show your home library card to register and borrow items. Just ask at the library’s service desk for assistance. Note that your card must be active at your home library.

Library items can be returned at any BC public library, and items will be forwarded to their home library. Note that some libraries collect late fines on overdue items.

This service is provided through the provincially funded BC OneCard program.