Interlibrary Loan

Is there an article, book, video, etc. that the library does not have that would help you with Mohawk-related coursework, excluding required texts? We can try to borrow it for you from another library through Interlibrary Loan (ILL).

ILL is a free service which the library makes available to students, faculty, and staff at Mohawk College. If we cannot obtain what you need or it is not available in a reasonable time frame, we will be happy to work with you to find an acceptable alternative.

How to Request an Interlibrary Loan

  1. Check the Library Catalogue to ensure that we don’t own the item you need.
  2. Check the Search Everything tool or the Online Databases to ensure that access is not available through the library's collections.
  3. Complete an Interlibrary Loan Form.

ILL FAQs

How long does it take?

Delivery time depends on many factors, such as where the material is located. The average delivery time for books is 5-10 business days. Journal articles are usually delivered electronically within 3 business days.

How many ILL requests can I make?

You may have a total of 5 ILL items checked out at at time

How will I know when my item arrives?

You will be notified by email when your ILL is ready for pickup. Please pick up your items as soon as possible. Do not remove the ILL label.

How do I renew ILL items?

Materials are eligible for renewal once, for an additional 2 weeks, with the consent of the lending library. Items that are not renewable will note that on the ILL label. Renewal requests must be placed on or before the due date. Overdue items are not eligible for renewal.

How do I contact ILL?

Call 905-575-1212, ext. 6835 or send an email to Arlene Smith