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Interlibrary Loans: VIU ILL Policies for Other Libraries

Contact Information

Shipping address: VIU Library Interlibrary Loans, 900 Fifth Street, Nanaimo, British Columbia, V9R 5S5

ILL contact telephone: 250-740-6330

ILL contact email: ill@viu.ca

General Information

Illume (SHAREit) Library code: BNM

Canadian Library Symbol (LAC) code: BNM

Library Catalogue URL: https://library.viu.ca/ 

ILL software:  Requests initiated via Illume/SHAREit are retrieved and processed in Illume/SHAREit.  Requests initiated via Relais are retrieved and processed in Relais.

Consortium memberships: COPPUL (full member); CRKN.  We observe six-week loan periods and charge-free lending per the 2019 COPPUL / OCUL / CAUL-CBUA / BCI Resource Sharing Agreement.

Loan Information

Returnable Loans: Six (6) weeks from the date of receipt by the borrowing library (per the 2019 COPPUL / OCUL / CAUL-CBUA / BCI Resource Sharing Agreement).

Renewals: Renewal requests are considered on a case-by-case basis. One six-week renewal may be permitted, depending on circumstances, per the 2019 COPPUL / OCUL / CAUL-CBUA / BCI Resource Sharing Agreement.

Non-returnable Copies: PDF copies of journal articles and book chapters, from print and electronic sources, are provided if allowable under relevant license terms and fair dealing analyses. Non-returnables are delivered via secure Interlibrary loan systems, including Illume/SHAREit for requests initiated in Illume/SHAREit, and Relais for requests initiated in Relais.  

Media Loans: DVDs and VHS cassettes are loaned for the same period as returnable monographs.

Not for Loan: Materials on course reserve are not available for ILL. Special Collections materials are non-circulating and generally not available for ILL; however, exceptions for loans to other post-secondary libraries with appropriate Special Collections facilities and processes may be considered on a case-by-case basis, and fulfilled under specific conditions identified for each case.

Fees

Non-returnable Copy charges: No charges, per the 2019 COPPUL / OCUL / CAUL-CBUA / BCI Resource Sharing Agreement.

Renewals: No charges, per the 2019 COPPUL / OCUL / CAUL-CBUA / BCI Resource Sharing Agreement.

Replacement charges: Replacement cost plus $25 processing fee.

Late fees: Not Applicable.

Invoice payments: Invoicing and payments go through VIU's Accounts Receivable department (payment and contact information to be provided with invoice.)

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