The front steps of the library are under construction and during this time the front driveway, front doors, and the book drop are unavailable. The St. Andrew Street and parking lot doors are open for library access. Materials can be returned in the library or to the temporary book drop at the Legion (207 St Patrick St.)

InterLibrary Loan

Just the knowledge that a good book is awaiting one at the end of a long day makes that day happier.
- Kathleen Norris

Pile of books.

IF WE DON'T HAVE IT - WE WILL TRY TO GET IT FOR YOU

Submit an ILLO Request

Fill out this form to submit an InterLibrary Loan Request. Please limit to 4 open requests at one time.

Interlibrary Loan will obtain books, articles, audiobooks, and compact discs, not owned by or missing from the Stratford Public Library and PCIN collections. Generally, DVD and VHS are not available for interlibrary loan.

All library materials requested on interlibrary loan are subject to the availability and interlibrary loan policies of the lending libraries. Borrowers need a valid SPL library card to make an interlibrary loan request. For more details ask at the library.

A few notes regarding ILLO:

  • Check the SPL catalogue first. If we do not have the book you would like, submit an Interlibrary Loan Form or ask staff to assist you in processing your request.
  • SPL card holders can request up to 4 Interlibrary Loans.
  • Interlibrary loans take from 1 – 6 weeks to arrive.
  • Archival material may take longer.
  • We will contact you once your item(s) have arrived or if your request cannot be filled. Interlibrary loans must be picked up within 4 days.

The following items may NOT be requested for interlibrary loan:

  • anything in the SPL catalogue, excluding reference material and e-books
  • books published in the past 12 months
  • DVDs and VHS
  • entire issues of periodicals

Microfilm

  • Please contact the Stratford-Perth Archives to interloan microfilm effective Fall 2015. Charges may apply. 
  • To check for archival microfilm from the Archives of Ontario, access the Microfilm Interloan Service section of their website.
  • The Archives will require the microfilm reference code (GS1, GS2, MS, B), along with the reel number and a brief description of the item (i.e. vital statistics, court records etc.).
  • Newspaper microfilm requests should specify newspaper name and date (year and month).

International Languages

  • Requests must be for a specific title. Please supply the original title or author. 

Magazine / Journal Articles

  • We require the title, date, issue, and page numbers to order photocopies of articles.

Renewals

  • Requests for renewal must be made at least 5 days before the due date and are granted subject to the approval of the lending library.

Contact

For more information, contact the Interlibrary Loans staff at 519-271-0220 x130 or send a message to stratfordinterloan@pcin.on.ca.