Library and Archives Canada, Loans to Other Institutions

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Canadian Library Symbol:
Library Name - English:
Library and Archives Canada, Loans to Other Institutions
Library Name - French:
Bibliothèque et Archives Canada, Prêts à d'autres institutions
Library Type:
550 Boul De La Cité, (PANL-215) , Gatineau, Quebec, J8T 0A7
OCLC Symbol:
Monograph 3 week(s), no renewals
Serial 3 week(s), no renewals
ILL Policies:
ILL Request Policies
Will only lend to libraries in Canada

Institutions that subscribe to OCLC WorldShare ILL should submit their requests for LAC materials via this service only. Those libraries that do not have an OCLC subscription may use the Loan Request Form:

Loan Charges and Policies

Courier costs

Replacement Charges

Applicable insurance deductible should damage or loss occur.

Not for loan:
  • Archives
  • Microforms
  • Other (Rare: Pre-Confederation published works. Preservation copies: Last copies or other items where the risk of loss would permanently impact Canadians ability to access that documentary heritage. Items available from another lending institution. Items available in digital formats. Items that are fragile, unstable, or otherwise deemed inappropriate for loan due to their physical condition. Collections temporarily taken out of circulation for digitization, as LAC is working to increase online access to high-demand collections. Items already in use, on loan, or that are temporarily out of circulation.)
  • Preservation copies

LAC reserves the right to decline any loan request. Please note that LAC does not conduct last-resort loans outside Canada or within the National Capital Region. LAC does not consider fees or circulation service standards maintained by other documentary heritage institutions as factors in loan decisions.

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