Interlibrary Loan


Interlibrary Loan resumes June 1, 2019

We are offering Interlibrary Loan requests and delivery again on a trial basis.  The service is not yet fully re-funded by the provincial government with reimbursement promised  covering only 40% costs of fulfilling interlibary loan requests as estimated by the Federation of Public Libraries (FOPL).  Covering these hidden costs means a loss to other parts (new books, DVDs, programs) of this year’s library budget.

We look forward to sustainable funding to ensure you can keep enjoying this service.  Please contact Vicki for more information or how to voice your concerns.

If we don’t have the item you’re looking for, we’ll help you find it!  We have access to public libraries across Ontario. Please visit us at any of our branches or email and we will be happy to assist you.

Patrons using Interlibrary Loan

Patrons are also able to place their own Interlibrary Loan requests. To set up your account and password, contact us

Visit to begin your search.

If you need extra information you can look through the following user guide

Interlibrary Loan Conditions

This service is generally free. However, some libraries may charge fees for lending, photocopying and other services. This service may take anywhere from one to four weeks from time of order to receipt of material.

  • The general borrowing period for interlibrary loan materials is six weeks.
  • If a renewal is required please contact the library several days before the given due date.  Lending Libraries may choose to decline a renewal so we may re-request.
  • Many libraries do not share their audio-visual materials.
  • Overdue fines are $1.00 per day.

Interlibrary loan privileges are at the library’s discretion and may be suspended if fines or damages to other library’s materials are excessive. Your library account with Rideau Lakes must also be in good standing.

If a book is damaged or lost the patron will be charged the rate of replacement as per the lending library’s policy.