Improvements to our Interlibrary Loans Service

Post Date:
Aug 3, 2021

We are pleased to announce that we have made it easier to borrow the materials you need from libraries outside of Queen’s University.

Beginning Aug 3, we are realizing another benefit of our membership in Collaborative Futures (CF) that makes borrowing from partner institutions more seamless. For physical materials that are available from the 16 participating partners in CF you will no longer need to complete an interlibrary loans request. Instead, it will be as easy as requesting materials available here at Queen’s.

Furthermore, we have leveraged our Omni platform and joined the RapidILL network of over 500 libraries worldwide to shorten turnaround times for delivery of electronic ILL items to your inbox (journal articles and book chapters).  RapidILL partners fulfill the majority of electronic requests within 24 hours or less.  

See instructions on Requesting Materials from Omni to configure your Omni search to take advantage of this new functionality. 

If you have any questions, Ask Us or contact your subject librarian.

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