ILL lending to external libraries

What we lend

Type Loan Copy*
Monographs 6-week loan
(Please note: We are not able to lend e-books.)
Chapter copy*
Serials 6-week loan Article copy*
Audiovisual 6-week loan -
Microforms 6-week loan (in-library-use) Article/chapter copy*
Government documents No loan Article/chapter copy*
Pre-1900 No loan Article/chapter copy* or full digitization may be possible if out of copyright
Rare Books and Special Collections No loan Article/chapter copy* or full digitization may be possible if out of copyright
Reference No loan Article/chapter copy*
Reserves No loan Article/chapter copy*

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

* Important copyright information

Scanned articles and book chapters are copied and supplied in accordance with the Canadian Copyright Act. Works obtained through this service are protected by copyright and may only be used for the purpose of education, private study or research or as further provided for under fair dealing. In general, the guidelines for amounts that may be copied are:

  • 15% of a work
  • 1 entire chapter of a book (as long as it does not total more than 20% of the book)
  • 1 entire article from a journal

How to request an ILL from McGill


BCI libraries

Submit ILL requests in Tipasa to LGG.


Libraries with an ISO-compliant system

Please contact colombo.admin [at] crepuq.qc.ca (Colombo Admin) to ensure the interoperability of your system with VDX. Our symbol is QMM.


OCLC WorldShare ILL/Tipasa

Send to LGG.


Libraries with ILL generic script messaging systems

Transmit ILL requests to gsm_crepuqe [at] vdxhost.com.


Libraries without an ILL management system

Submit ILL requests using the ILL Request Form for Québec university libraries. Select QMM.

Important notes:

Canada

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

International

Prices and invoicing/ Prix et facturation

There is a supplementary $10 fee for rush orders. / 10 $ supplémentaires pour le traitement urgent d’une demande.

Invoicing is done semi-annually: June to November sent in January; December to May sent in June. / La facturation se fait semestriellement : juin à novembre envoyé en janvier ; décembre à mai envoyé en juin.

Canada Loans / Prêts Copies
McGill Teaching Hospitals / Bibliothèques des hôpitaux d’enseignement de McGill
(BCI (formerly CREPUQ) - affiliated hospital libraries)
No charge / Pas de frais No charge / Pas de frais
BCI Agreement / Entente BCI No charge / Pas de frais No charge / Pas de frais
Agreement between Canadian Academic Law Libraries on ILL / Entente sur le PEB parmi les bibliothèquesde droit universitaires canadiennes According to agreement / Selon l'entente According to agreement / Selon l'entente
OCUL / COPPUL / CBUA-CAUL No charge / Pas de frais No charge / Pas de frais
Health related institutional libraries affiliated with a Quebec university (Laval, Sherbrooke and UdeM) / Bibliothèques d’établissements de santé dûment affiliés à une université québécoises (Laval, Sherbrooke et UdeM)
(BCI (formerly CREPUQ) - affiliated hospital libraries)
$5.00 per document / 5,00 $ par document $5.00 per article / 5,00 $ par article
Other not-for-profit libraries and institutions (unless a local agreement applies) / Autres bibliothèques et établissements à but non lucratif (à moins d’ententes particulières) $25.00 per document / 25,00 $ par document $25.00 per article / 25,00 $ par document
Other for-profit libraries and institutions (unless a local agreement applies) / Autres bibliothèques et établissements à but lucratif (à moins d’ententes particulières) $35.00 per document / 35,00 $ par document $35.00 per article / 35,00 $ par article
Outside Canada/Hors Canada Loans / Prêts Copies
United States - academic and not-for-profit libraries/ États-Unis - bibliothèques académiques $25.00 per document / 25,00 $ par document $25.00 per article / 25,00 $ par article
United States - for-profit libraries/ États-Unis - bibliothèques et établissements à but lucratif $35.00 per document / 35,00 $ par document $35.00 per article / 35,00 $ par article
Outside North America - academic and not-for-profit libraries/ Hors Amérique du nord- bibliothèques académiques Not applicable / non applicable $25.00 per article or 2.5 IFLA coupons / 25,00 $ par article ou 2.5 coupons d'IFLA
Outside North America - for-profit libraries / Hors Amérique du nord- bibliothèques et établissements à but lucratif Not applicable / non applicable $35.00 per article or 3.5 IFLA coupons / 35,00 $ par article ou 3.5 coupons d'IFLA

Delivery methods

Articles and chapters are sent as PDFs via Article Exchange.

We ship loans to Canadian libraries via Canada Post.

We ship loans to the USA via courier.

Unfortunately, we do not ship loans overseas.

Renewals

Please request renewals via your ILL system if possible.

Libraries without an ILL management system, please ill.library [at] mcgill.ca (email us) at ill.library [at] mcgill.ca.

Returns

Send returns to:

Central Interlibrary Loan Service
McGill University Library
550 Sherbrooke Street West, West Tower
Suite 680, 6th Floor
Montreal, QC H3A 1B9

514-398-4731

Lost/missing items

Replacement Charges

Cost of item + $50.00 processing fee

Dissertations

If you are looking for theses and dissertations from McGill University, you may find them in digital and physical formats.

Electronic access

eScholarship@McGill (Open-access resource)

Search eScholarship@McGill for McGill theses and dissertations. eScholarship@McGill is a digital repository which provides open access to thousands of McGill theses and dissertations that are available in a digital format.

Printed copies

Search the library catalogue (Sofia) for print thesis availability. You can search for theses in the catalogue and limit by format: Book > Thesis, Dissertation. Regular loan print theses may be borrowed via interlibrary loan.

Contact

Central Interlibrary Loans (LGG/QMM)

Email
ill.library [at] mcgill.ca
Phone
514-398-4731
Fax
514-398-8919
Civic address
Central Interlibrary Loan Service
McGill University Library
550 Sherbrooke Street West, West Tower
Suite 680, 6th Floor
Montreal, QC H3A 1B9

Central ILL Staff

Librarian Coordinator
Maryvon Côté
maryvon.cote [at] mcgill.ca
514-398-4730
ILL Documentation Technicians
William Bielaskie
Rachel Demoskoff
Donna Gibbons
Rebecca Nicholson
Élisabeth Venne

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