Changes to interlibrary loans (requests for materials from other libraries)

Laurier Library will be suspending interlibrary loan services (requesting from other libraries) for all print and physical materials such as books. Laurier and most other partner libraries have closed their physical locations.

We will be working hard to enhance the availability of electronic resources to our campus community through purchase or license of additional electronic resources or through requests for digital borrowing (digital interlibrary loan).

Note: Digital interlibrary loan services will only apply where licensing permits. No scanning of print materials will be possible right now based on access limitations to print collections across Ontario university libraries.

The Library has also notified our Ontario university library counterparts (including those in the Omni network) that we will also be suspending supply and loaning of print materials to external libraries.

These changes will remain in place until April 5, 2020. The Library will re-assess services and facilities after April 5 and communicate next steps to our community at that time.