Government of New Brunswick

What if the item you want is not in our catalogue?
If an item is not available in the New Brunswick Public Library Service (NBPLS) catalogue, we can try to borrow it from a library outside of our system.

Before you submit an interlibrary loan request, please ensure that:

  • The item you are requesting cannot be found in our library catalogue;
  • You have a valid NBPLS library card;
  • The information that you provide on the form is as complete and as specific as possible.

If you include your email address in the form, you will receive a duplicate of your completed ILL request for your records.

What materials aren’t eligible for interlibrary loan?
Items with a publication date that is less than a year old, eBooks and reference material cannot be borrowed.

Is there a fee?
Some libraries charge a lending fee for interlibrary loans. You will only be billed if you accept the charge beforehand. Fees can be paid at your local library when the item is picked up.

How long is the lending period?
The due date and renewal policies are at the sole discretion of the lending library. For a renewal, please contact the Interlibrary Loan Coordinator at least 3 working days before the due date. The service operates Monday to Friday.

Is there a limit to the number of items I can request?
We ask that you have no more than 10 active requests so we can manage each one in a timely manner. Before submitting your request, please consider the number of active requests you may already have submitted. 

Please allow up to 4 weeks for delivery.

If you have any questions, please contact:

ILL Service Coordinator
Telephone (toll free): 1-833-453-8233
Fax: (506) 457-4878