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Interlibrary Loan (ILL) - Details


If you are an NIC student or faculty member and you can’t find the article you are looking for at the NIC library, you can make a request to borrow the item from other BC Libraries using our Interlibrary Loan service.

  • Interlibrary Loan request items MUST support your research or studies at NIC.

  • Articles usually arrive within 3-5 business days and are emailed directly to your NIC email account.

  • Books are not currently available through Interlibrary Loan.

 

How to Order Articles


If you would like to request a magazine or journal article: 

  • Place your request online by clicking on thelink in our article databases.
  • From there, click on
  • A form will open; fill out the required fields, and click submit. 
  • When your article arrives you will be notified via your NIC e-mail address (watch for an email from TitanFile).

For a list of available databases, visit A-Z Databases. If you cannot find the article you are looking for in the NIC databases, you can complete an Interlibrary Loan Request form

Interlibrary Loans (ILLs): Guidelines for Borrowers 


  • The ILL service at NIC is a FREE service available to active students, staff and faculty only.
  • Journal articles generally arrive within 3-5 business days. 
  • When your article is ready, you will receive an email from TitanFile with a link to a PDF of the item you requested. You may keep the PDF. Learn more about TitanFile, including troubleshooting tips, here.

Article Delivery System - TitanFile


The NIC Library safely delivers online ILL articles using TitanFile, a secure file sharing system. After you place your ILL, you will receive an email with a link to a PDF version of the article you requested.

  • If you don't see an email from TitanFile and it's been a few days since your request was placed, be sure to check your junk folder. If you plan on ordering multiple ILLs, add TitanFile to you address book to avoid emails being sent to your junk mailbox.
  • TitanFile may not work with some browsers. If you can't open your PDF, try using Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Safari or Firefox.
  • Remember, wireless downloading can take a while and some files may be quite large.
  • IMPORTANT: TitanFile download links expire two weeks after they are sent. Once you download the PDF, it is yours to keep.
  • If your link has expired before you were able to download it, please contact the library @ 250-334-5037. 

Visit the link below for more information about TitanFile.

Contact Information
Library Name North Island College Library
ILLume (SHAREit) Library Codes

Courtenay: BCOM

Campbell River: BCOM1

Port Alberni: BCOM2

Port Hardy: BCOM3

Canadian Library Symbol

(LAC) Codes

Courtenay: BCOMN

Campbell River: BCRN

Port Alberni: BCPNI

Port Hardy: BPHN

Shipping Addresses

North Island College Library

2300 Ryan Road

Courtenay, British Columbia, V6B 1S9

 

North Island College Library

1685 South Dogwood Street

Campbell River, British Columbia V9W 8C1

 

North Island College Library

3699 Roger Street

Port Alberni, British Columbia, V9Y 8E3

 

North Island College Library

Unit #140

8950 Granville Street 

Port Hardy, British Columbia, V0N 2P0

ILL Contact Telephone 250-923-9787
ILL Contact Email ill@nic.bc.ca
General Information
Library Catalogue URL https://library.nic.bc.ca/home
ILL Software SHAREit
Consortia Memberships BC ELN, eHLbc
Loan Information
Returnable Loans 2 weeks from the date received
Renewals Renewal will be considered at the discretion of the library.
Non-returnable Copies E-resources and scanned images delivered by desktop delivery.
Media Loans DVD loans submitted through ILLume or contact media@nic.bc.ca.
Not for Loan
  • Reference
  • Reserves
  • Print periodicals
Charges/Fees
Non-returnable Copy Charges Free
Renewals Yes
Replacement Charges Cost of item plus $20 processing fee
Late Fees None
Invoice Payments Contact: ill@nic.bc.ca

 

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