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ILL lending to external libraries

Osler Library

ILL lending to external libraries from the collection of the Osler Library is closed from March 24th - October 15th, 2014.

Due to renovations, the collection is inaccessible. More info »

There are 5 branch libraries at McGill University which do ILL lending to external institutions using OCLC's VDX system, called Colombo in Quebec.

McGill Library ILL Lending Prices (pdf)

BCI (formerly CREPUQ) - affiliated hospital libraries

ILL Lending policies of McGill branch libraries may be consulted at:
Symbols and Interlibrary Loan Policies in Canada

How to send ILL Lending requests to all McGill libraries

Libraries with ILL generic script messaging systems (e.g. Aviso) Transmit ILL requests to gsm_crepuqe [at] vdxhost [dot] com
Libraries with an ISO (version2) compliant system Please contact Colombo Admin to ensure the interoperability of your system with Colombo.
Libraries without an ILL Management system

Canadian

May submit ILL requests *Important note:

If you do NOT yet have a Library and Archives Canada symbol

International

*Important note:
OCLC Worldcat Resource Sharing ILL requests

Select LGG

However, requests sent to LGG via OCLC are filled only from the collections of the

  • Humanities & Social Sciences Library
  • Birks
  • Blackader-Lauterman Collection of Art & Architecture
  • Education Collection
  • Government Information
  • Marvin Duchow Music Library
  • Polish Institute Library
  • Rare Books & Special Collections
  • Redpath Basement Storage

OCLC libraries may submit ILL requests directly to the other McGill branch libraries via COLOMBO following the instructions for International Libraries

    General ILL contacts

    Below are the ILL email addresses for each McGill branch library on the Colombo ILL system. Kindly DO NOT use the general ILL email address to send ILL requests.

    • Central Interlibrary Loan ( colombo-ill [dot] library [at] mcgill [dot] ca (ILL Email) ) / phone 514-398-4731 includes:
      • Humanities & Social Sciences Library
      • Birks
      • Blackader-Lauterman Collection of Art & Architecture
      • Education Collection
      • Government Information
      • Marvin Duchow Music Library
      • Polish Institute
      • Rare Books & Special Collections
      • Redpath Basement Storage
    • Education Collection - SEE Central Interlibrary Loan
    • Islamic Studies Library colombo-ILL-islamic [dot] library [at] mcgill [dot] ca (ILL Email) / phone 514-398-3662
    • Life Sciences Collection - SEE Schulich Library of Science and Engineering
    • Macdonald Campus Library colombo-ILL-macdonald [dot] library [at] mcgill [dot] ca (ILL Email) / phone 514-398-7881
    • Marvin Duchow Music Library colombo-ILL-music [dot] library [at] mcgill [dot] ca (ILL Email) / phone 514-398-4731
    • Nahum Gelber Law Library colombo-ILL-law [dot] library [at] mcgill [dot] ca (ILL Email) / phone 514-398-4715 x 00174
    • Osler Library - SEE Schulich Library of Science and Engineering
    • Schulich Library of Science and Engineering colombo-ILL-schulich [dot] library [at] mcgill [dot] ca (ILL Email) / phone 514-398-3778 includes:
      • Currie Storage ( Books only )
      • Life Sciences Collection
      • Mathematics & Statistics
      • Osler Library (ILL lending is closed March 24-October 15, 2014)

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