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Update: Dear Idea Exchange Interlibrary Loan User


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Idea Exchange | May 1, 2019

Thank you to all of our members who returned their inter library loan materials to Idea Exchange. We appreciate your continued support and patience during the suspension of interlibrary loan due to the 50% budget reduction in provincial funding to the Southern Ontario Library Service (SOLS) and Ontario Library Service North (OLSN). As a result of this drastic reduction in funding, free interlibrary loan between Southern Ontario Libraries can no longer be maintained.

We would like to invite our members to visit other library systems in the area to borrow items that are unavailable from Idea Exchange. With our reciprocal borrowing agreement, you are eligible for a public library card with Hamilton, Waterloo, Kitchener, Guelph, Wellington County, Brant County (excluding Brantford) and the Region of Waterloo.

Still can’t find what you are looking for? Please feel free to suggest a purchase to our collection if the item is less than four years old.

If you would like to express your disappointment regarding the loss of the free interlibrary loan service, please contact the following elected officials:

Belinda Karahalios, MPP, Cambridge
498 Eagle St. N
Cambridge, ON N3H 1C2
Tel   519-650-2770
Fax   519-650-3918  
belinda.karahaliosco [at]      

Amy Fee: MPP, Kitchener South-Hespeler
Unit 4
4281 King St. E
Kitchener, ON N2P 2E9
Tel   519-650-9413   
Fax   519-650-7006
amy.feeco [at]

Hon. Michael Tibollo, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport
Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport
Hearst Block
9th Floor
900 Bay St.
Toronto, ON M7A 2A1
Tel   416-326-9326
Fax   416-326-9338  
michael.tibollo [at]