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Interlibrary Loans: Submit a Request

COVID-19 Update 

Only articles or chapters of books that can be received electronically are available. However, we are accepting returns of print interlibrary loans at this time. Access to full interlibrary loan services will return when the majority of participating libraries resume service.

Interlibrary Loans for VIU Students and Employees

If certain books or articles that you need for your research are not in our collection, we may be able to get them for you from another library at no charge.

Need help? Check out our video at the right or email ill@viu.ca.

Journal articles take about 2-3 days and books take 1-2 weeks. These times are estimates. Items may arrive sooner or later depending on where they are shipped from.

Other Libraries Wishing to Borrow from VIU Library

Please log in with your account to place your requests. Don't have an account with us yet?  Please contact us to have your account set up.

How to Request an Interlibrary Loan