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 usually arrive within 10 business days and are available for pick-up at the NIC Library campus you ordered from.
Books have a 3-week loan period and are not eligible for renewal.
The late fee for Interlibrary Loan books is $1.00 per day. Students with more than $5.00 in library fines will be blocked from placing interlibrary loan requests.
Reference books, required textbooks and fiction books are not available through Interlibrary Loan.
Please note: If you'd like to borrow library materials from another NIC campus, click on "Place Hold" underneath the item title in the NIC Library Catalogue.
How to Order Books
If you'd like to request a book, you can search academic and public libraries across the province using Illume (formerly BC Outlook Online). To get started, select the link below that corresponds with your campus:
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Please note: This service is NOT compatible with Internet Explorer.
Once there, follow these steps to request an item:
When your book arrives you will be notified by telephone or via your NIC e-mail address. Books can be picked up and returned at the circulation desk.
How to Order Articles
If you would like to request a magazine or journal article, you can 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.
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.
Guidelines for ILL Borrowers
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.
Visit the link below for more information about TitanFile.
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