Interlibrary Loan Services

Windsor Public Library endeavors to provide its customers with the books they wish to read, and hence offers interlibrary loan services to locate items available through other library systems.

The Interlibrary Loan service is available to all Windsor Public Library customers with an account in good standing.

To use the interlibrary loans service, customers must complete and submit an online Interlibrary Loan request form. The form is available on the WPL website here.

It may take 6-8 weeks for ILLO requests to arrive, as we are dependent on the lending library.

There is a limit of 5 interlibrary loan requests per customer each week (Monday-Sunday).

WPL will also request microfilm from the Archives of Ontario subject to their lending policies.

Loan period of ILL materials

The loan period is determined by the lending library, as are renewal policies. Renewal requests are granted at the discretion of the lending library, and should be submitted 7 days prior to the material due date.

Materials the Windsor Public Library will borrow through ILL:

Books, with the exception of books published in the last 12 months, Book club kits, multiple copies of a single title, mass-market paperbacks and board books.

Materials the Windsor Public Library is unable to borrow through ILL:

The Windsor Public Library will not borrow a book if it owns a copy, entire issues of periodicals, books published in the previous twelve months, Bookclub kits, multiple copies of a single title, mass-market paperbacks, board books or A/V materials.

21 Responses to "Interlibrary Loan Services"

  1. Christina McWilliams says:

    The following book is too old for WPL to purchase (through the “recommend a title” section.
    Traditional Oil Painting by Virgil Elliott (published 2007).

    I was hoping another library might have it to borrow.

  2. Evelyn Sennema says:

    I am trying to locate a Ken Follett book “The Key to Rebecca”
    It was published in 1980 by Pan Books (ISBN0792715381)
    It is a WW2 spy novel.

  3. tracey says:

    what is the inter library? what libraries from what cities does it consist of?

  4. Donna Meness says:

    Canadia: 2056 is a Canadian radio comedy series which premiered on CBC Radio One in April 2007.

    The premise of the series was summed up for promotional purposes:

    It is the year 2056. The United States has launched an armada to destroy an alien threat. Canada sends the nation’s only publicly funded spacecraft, The Canadia – a ship with a single purpose. To plunge the Americans’ toilets. Travel with them.

    I want to do an interlibrary loan for Canadia: 2056

    Thank you


    • Windsor Public Library says:

      In order to place an ILLO please follow that link and fill up the form. Once done click at the bottom of the form on the save button.

  5. Jessica ranchuk says:

    I’m looking for the book sixteen candles ( an it chicks novel) by tia williams. Published may 6th 2008

  6. jmb says:

    I submitted a Loan Request form almost a month ago. How long before I can expect a reply?

  7. Gab says:

    I requested an inner library loan in person on Feb 22- how long or how can I track the progress of this book coming to my library?

    • Windsor Public Library says:

      It may take 6-8 weeks for ILLO requests to arrive, as we are dependent on the lending library.
      There is no way of tracking the progress of a request online.

  8. Barbara Kovacs says:

    Is it possible to apply for this still since libraries are not open? Is it possile to request online copies of the papers I’m looking for?

    • Chris Woodrow says:

      I would suggest you send us an email here outlining what you are looking for. A staff member will get back to you as soon as possible.

  9. Eileen Girard says:

    I requested an inter Library loan on 19/06/2020 for three books by C S Harris (Why mermaids sing/When Gods die/What angels fear) will this be possible at this time or not…please advise

  10. Nicole Morin says:

    Hoping to borrow
    A Critical Handbook of Children’s Literature 9th Ed.
    Rebecca J. Lukens
    Can you please help me?

  11. Dorothy Jane Kavanaugh says:

    Hi.. Is the option of inter-library loan available now.. Sept 10/20? I’m looking for ‘International History of 20th century and beyond, Anthony Best et al. Can you tell me if I can get it? Thanks

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