Facts: Inter-library Loan Services in Canadian Provinces and Territories.

 – Costs are free to the user, generally absorbed by the province/territory NB. Ontario provincial support ended April 26, 2019. Yukon: https://yukon.ca/en/arts-and-culture/libraries-and-archives/request-purchase-or-interlibrary-loan  Nunavut: http://www.publiclibraries.nu.ca/prog_ill.html Northwest Territories: http://www.nwtpls.gov.nt.ca/BorrowByMail.html British Columbia: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/education/administration/community-partnerships/libraries/bc_interlibrary_loan_code.pdf Alberta –       Supports ILL –       Materials sent through a provincial courier service –       https://www.alberta.ca/public-library-network-interlibrary-loan.aspx –       http://www.municipalaffairs.alberta.ca/documents/libraries/2015_Resource_Sharing_Policy.pdf Manitoba: https://www.gov.mb.ca/chc/pls/pdf/librarystandardsguidelines_e_web.pdf Saskatchewan: https://saskatoonlibrary.ca/interlibrary-loans Quebec –       Supports ILL through BAnQ –       Materials sent through post or occasionally a courier service –       No charge to Quebec public libraries to use ILL provided they are members of BAnQ –       http://www.banq.qc.ca/services/peb/peb_bibliotheques/ –       http://www.banq.qc.ca/a_propos_banq/mission_lois_reglements/lois_reglements_politiques/politiques_procedures/reglement_admin_peb/index.html#annexe1 New Brunswick: https://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/departments/nbpl/interlibrary.html 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. Nova Scotia: https://www.halifaxpubliclibraries.ca/about/library-policies/interlibrary-loan-policy/ Prince Edward Island: https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/service/request-interlibrary-loan Newfoundland: https://www.nlpl.ca/use-the-library/inter-library-loans.html... read more

Interlibrary Loan in the News

In the news: *Bradford Today – Provincial cuts have ‘significant impact’ on Bradford library service, says CEO – April 22, 2019 *Cornwall Seaway News – SD&G Library announces cancellation of inter-library loans – April 22, 2019 *My Kawartha – Rural library users dealt a blow, reader says | Opinion – April 24, 2019 *Niagara Falls Review – Fort Erie library feels pain from provincial funding cuts – April 22, 2019 *Orillia Matters – We have to stand up’ to Ford cuts, say county councillors – April 23, 2019 *Owen Sound Hub – 82 cents a year to use 227 libraries – April 19, 2019 *St Catherine’s Standard – Delivery service for libraries’ books shelved – April, 2019 *The Waterloo Region Record – ‘It is really devastating’: Local library staff speak out about end of interlibrary book loaning service – April, 2019 CBC (Dryden) – Cuts to Ontario library services devastating to under-served populations, says librarian – April 22, 2019 CBC (Ottawa) – Rural book borrowing in peril as librarians slam PC budget cuts – April 20, 2019 CBC Radio – Ontario Morning with Wei Chen – April 23, 2019 Global (Durham) – Durham Region libraries react to Ontario provincial funding cuts – April 23, 2019 Global (Kingston, Peel) – Ontario provincial funding cuts will hurt Kingston, Perth library services: officials Globe and Mail – Funding cuts to Northern, Southern Ontario library systems hit rural and Indigenous communities – April 23, 2019 HuffPost – Ontarians Fight Back Against Province’s Cuts To Library Services – April 21, 2019 National Post – Funding for Ontario’s two library services cut half by the... read more

We are excited to share that Ontario will be the first-ever Canadian province to roll out Edge 2.0!

Welcome to Edge 2.0!! Dear Library Director, The registration link we shared yesterday was incorrect. Please use the one below. We are excited to share that Ontario will be the first-ever Canadian province to roll out Edge 2.0! Edge is a management tool that helps libraries of all sizes benchmark their technology infrastructure in an effort to highlight areas of excellence as well as areas requiring improvements, and will align technology resources to community priorities. Your library’s participation in Edge will help assess your technology, communicate its impact and plan for the future – all in an effort to build more resilient communities. Edge 2.0 complements the service that Toronto Public Library is providing through the Bridge project. Edge benchmarks technology infrastructure by peer groups, while the Bridge toolkit measures customer outcomes resulting from the availability of technology services. When presented together, libraries can better respond to community needs. To start your free subscription: Register your library at platform.libraryedge.org Please check your SPAM if you do not receive confirmation. Download the Assessment Workbook. Assessment responses are saved in the system as you go. Libraries will be able to print out their completed assessment report. Peer comparison reports will be shared with libraries when the Edge Representative Sample is complete. Please join us for Edge 2.0 – the technology tool to get you from assessment to impact webinar on Monday, April 29th at 2:00 p.m. ET. Ontario’s commitment to ensuring digital inclusion and equity for communities throughout the province is a powerful step to enrich and advance people’s lives. The Edge team is eager to support your use of the Edge Toolkit. Do not hesitate to contact us if there... read more