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Interlibrary Loan



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    Interlibrary Loan

Services | December 21, 2010

Can’t find a title that you would love to read? The Interlibrary Loan department -- also known as ILLO -- may be able to help.

If the book or book on CD is at least two years old, we may be able to obtain it from another library outside of Cambridge.

We make every effort to fill your request at no cost to you. Occasionally, the only source is a university library, and these libraries charge us to borrow their materials. We will let you know if there will be a charge for your book, and you can decide what to do.

Working on your family tree?  We have access to archival microfilm from the Provincial Archives including births, deaths, marriages, and land records.

Looking for a book in a language we don’t have?  We often request books in a variety of languages from other libraries. French, Chinese, German, Portuguese, Italian, Guajarati are just a few examples.

Click here to request an item through interlibrary loan. You can also talk to a librarian at our Clemens Mill, Hespeler, Preston or Queens Square locations to get the process started.