ILL Policies for Other Libraries, Organizations & Individuals

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Who Can Borrow from UBC?

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

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 Available in digital format –   https://open.library.ubc.ca/cIRcle/collections/ubctheses
Doctoral Dissertations Available in digital format –  https://open.library.ubc.ca/cIRcle/collections/ubctheses


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)
  • HLBC
  • InterLINK
  • DOCLINE Agreement
Requestor Material Delivery Method Fee
ELN, COPPUL, OCUL, CAUL libraries Book Mail $0.00
Article Electronic delivery, Mail $0.00
Canadian Non-Profit
(libraries, museums, archives, hospitals and other non-profit institutions)
Book Mail $12.00
Article Electronic delivery, Mail $12.00
Canadian For-Profit Book Mail $20.00
Article Electronic delivery, Mail $20.00
US – OCLC Book Mail $20.00
Article Electronic delivery, Mail $20.00
Overseas Book Courier $40.00
Article Electronic deliveryl, 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 OCLC IFM, cash, cheques, money orders, ETF, 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 (Mail and Courier)
University of British Columbia Library
Interlibrary Loan

1958 Main Mall
Vancouver, B.C.
Canada V6T 1Z2

Telephone (Borrowing): 604-822-6596
Telephone (Lending): 604-822-6596
Fax: 604-822-6465
Email: ill.lend@ubc.ca
LAC/Shareit Code
BVAU
OCLC Code: UBC
DOCLINE Code: BCCUBC
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
NLC Code: BVAU

Okanagan Library Interibrary Loan

Address:
University of British Columbia Okanagan Library Interlibrary Loan
3333 University Way
Kelowna B.C.
Canada V1V 1V7
Telephone (Borrowing): 250-807-8744
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 Library
2198 Health Sciences Mall
Vancouver, B.C.
Canada V6T 1Z3
Telephone: 604-822-4445
Fax: 604-822-5596
Email: woodward.ill@ubc.ca
NLC Code: BVAU
OCLC Code: UWM
DOCLINE Code: BCCUBC
NUC Code: CaBVAUW


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