Borrowing From Other Libraries

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

Mount Royal's Interlibrary Loan / Document Delivery (ILL) staff provide access to library material not owned by MRU.

Libraries who would like to borrow materials from MRU can find more information on the Lending To Other Libraries page

Eligibility

ILL service is available to current Mount Royal University faculty,  students, staff, and retired MRU staff and faculty.

MRU Library is piloting an Interlibrary Loan program for Alumni and Community Borrowers.  For more information, restrictions, applicable charges, and to place requests see:  ILL for Alumni & Community BorrowersRegistration

Click here to Register for ILL services

After your initial registration, you will be able to request books and articles immediately.

Have an ILL account but forget your password? Click here to get a new password emailed.

Requesting

Place requests using the online request form or directly from the database using the "Find Full Text" link.

  • You will be notified by email when your request is placed and when your item arrives. Check your spam/junk folder if you do not receive any email confirmations and notifications.
  • Delivery times can vary from two days to over three weeks depending on the type of request, shipping method, and many other factors.
  • Requests must follow the fair dealing exception of the Canadian Copyright regulations.
  • Need help? Ask at the Information Desk in the library or contact ILL staff: illacmr@mtroyal.ca or 403.440.6133

Articles

Delivered electronically - you will be emailed with a link to download the request. The link will be active for 5 downloads and 14 days, so save or print a copy of the PDF

Books/Videos

Pickup and return ILL loaned items at the Library Circulation desk. The due date is noted on the book band. Return the item on or before the due date as overdue fines do apply. Renewal may be granted at the discretion of the lending library.

If you need any assistance with ILLs, the forms, have any technical difficulties, or would like an update on your request, contact ILL staff: illacmr@mtroyal.ca 403.440.6133