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Request an Interlibrary Loan
Borrow directly from other libraries
Fill out the
Interlibrary Loan Request Form with the journal title, article title, author, date of publication, and volume/issue (if known).
Ask a Librarian
Google Scholar for assistance in finding an article where some of this information is missing.
These resources are useful tools if you need help providing more information:
Send an email to
firstname.lastname@example.org providing as much information about the item as possible and the date it is needed for.
Average time by format:
books - 5-7 business days
articles - 2-5 business days
media - 3-5 business days
The loan period is two weeks upon arrival.
Renewals are dependent on the lending library’s borrowing policies and can only be approved with their permission. To request a renewal please email
There is no limit, though at the seventh request for an assignment a librarian will contact you to offer assistance in finding the resources you need.
The cost for interlibrary loans services are covered by Capilano University library. It's free to you!
Once your item has arrived, you will be contacted at the phone number or email address provided in your original request.
If it is a book or media, you can pick it up at the Library Services Counter.
For article deliveries you will receive an email with a link to download the PDF, which is yours to keep. The link will expire within one week, so be sure to download and
save it as soon as possible.
Yes. Please click the article link right away as the expiration date is one week after being sent. Once it is downloaded the article is yours to keep.
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