If you receive an “incorrect ID or PASSWORD” message when logging in, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org stating your name, barcode number and a citation for the item that you wish to order. The Interlibrary Loan staff will correct the problem and send you a confirmation email (usually within 1 business day).
Interlibrary borrowing is a service provided by the University of Regina Library. Through interlibrary cooperation we are able to borrow the materials you need for your research from other libraries which use us for the same purpose. This service is based on national and international borrowing conventions and is dependent upon the good will of cooperating libraries and on the cooperation of library users. Interlibrary borrowing is a privilege, not a right! You must return borrowed materials back on time to avoid overdue and lost charges imposed by the lending library.
We follow the policy and procedures of several borrowing conventions and agreements to obtain materials for our users. Some of these include:
For patrons wishing to go directly to other Canadian university libraries and not use the interlibrary loan service, the following agreement applies:
Canadian University Reciprocal Borrowing Agreement
The Library and Archives Canada web site which lists the specific lending policies of Canadian libraries which we may borrow from on your behalf.
Who may use Interlibrary Loans?
The following have full borrowing privileges:
- faculty (including Visiting Professors)
- graduate students who are currently registered *
- undergraduates who are currently registered *
*Patrons must have a currently active library card to use the online interlibrary loan form; the 14 digit barcode from the card is required to authenticate patron status.
Because of limited resources, members of the university community have priority in terms of filling interlibrary loan requests. Members of the University of Regina Alumni Association and holders of 'public access' and 'Friends' cards are eligible to borrow materials on interlibrary loan, but will be charged a minimum fee of $10.00 for each item obtained through the ILL/DD Service.
Dependents and family members of the University community are not eligible to borrow materials on interlibrary loan.