ILL Policies for Other Libraries, Organizations & Individuals

Who Can Borrow from UBC?

Any library, company, organization or individual can request material from the UBC Library.

Individuals can request only the following directly from UBC Library:

  • copies of articles
  • copies of microfilm
  • copies of microfiche

Individuals who wish to borrow a book, government publication, thesis or dissertation, must place an interlibrary loan request through their local library.

What Material Do We Lend?

Material Loan Policy
Books Will lend except for Reference, rare books, high demand or course reserve books
Loan period – 2 weeks. No renewals.
Periodicals Requests are filled with photocopies of articles. We will not lend most journals. May lend if article exceeds 50 pages, subject to our discretion.
Newspapers Will lend microfilm. Some exceptions.
Government Publications Will lend. Some exceptions.
Microforms Will lend microfilm, microprint,microcard.
Fiche copy service available.
Masters Theses Will lend if we have a circulating copy. Exception: current 2 years.
Microfiche copy: 1974-1990 from National Library of Canada
Microfiche copy: 1991 from UBC Library
Paper Copy: UBC Library
Doctoral Dissertations Will lend if we have a circulating copy. Exception: current 2 years
Microfilm copy: 1966-1974 from National Library of Canada
Microfiche copy: 1974 from National Library of Canada
Paper copy: 1993- PHD’s on microfiche only.

What Does It Cost?

UBC Library charges the following fees except for libraries belonging to the following consortial agreements:

  • Association of Canadian Medical Colleges (ACMC)
  • Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL)
  • InterLINK
  • DOCLINE Agreement
Requestor Material Delivery Method Fee
ELN Libraries Book $0.00
Article $5.00
Canadian Non-Profit
(libraries, museums, archives, hospitals and other non-profit institutions)
Book Mail $12.00
Article Ariel, Mail $12.00
Canadian For-Profit Book Mail $20.00
Article Ariel, Mail $20.00
US – OCLC Book Mail $20.00
Article Ariel, Mail $20.00
Overseas Book Courier $40.00
Article Ariel, Courier $20.00
Surcharges
(apply to all of the above)
Courier arranged by UBC $20.00
Rush within 3 hours $20.00

Billing and Payment Information

  • Invoices are sent on a quarterly basis except for invoices with other add charges. These are sent with the item.In some cases, prepayment may be required.
  • The Library accepts cash, cheques, money orders or credit cards (Visa or Mastercard) as payment.
  • International libraries can also use IFLA vouchers.

How Can You Contact UBC ILL?

Koerner Library Interlibrary Loan

Address:
University of British Columbia Library
Interlibrary Loan 1958 Main Mall
Vancouver, B.C.
Canada V6T 1Z2
Telephone (Borrowing): 604-822-2274
Telephone (Lending): 604-822-6596
Fax: 604-822-0833
Email: ill.lend@ubc.ca
Ariel (Borrowing): ariel.library.ubc.ca
Ariel (Lending): ariel.krnr.library.ubc.ca
NLC Code: BVAU
OCLC Code: UBC
NUC Code: CaBVAU
WHO Code: UBC

Law Library Interlibrary Loan

Address:
University of British Columbia
Law Library
1822 East Mall
Vancouver, B.C.
Canada V6T 1Z1
Telephone: 604-822-6432
Fax: 604-822-6864
Email: law.ill@ubc.ca
Ariel: ariel.library.ubc.ca
NLC Code: BVAUL

Okanagan Library Interibrary Loan

Address:
University of British Columbia Okanagan Library Interlibrary Loan
3333 University Way
Kelowna B.C.
Canada V1V 1V7
Telephone (Borrowing): 250-807-9114
Telephone (Lending): 250-807-9115
Fax: 250-807-9155
Email: ill.ok@ubc.ca
NLC Code: BKU

Woodward Library Interlibrary Loan

Address:
University of British Columbia
2198 Health Sciences Mall
Vancouver, B.C.
Canada V6T 1Z3
Telephone: 604-822-4445
Fax: 604-822-5596
Email: woodward.ill@ubc.ca
Ariel: ariel.library.ubc.ca
NLC Code: BVAUW
OCLC Code: UWM
DOCLINE Code: BCCUBC
NUC Code: CaBVAUW