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.