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Interlibrary Loan (ILLO)

Interlibrary Loan Service Discontinued

It is with regret that we must inform customers that the Southern Ontario Library Service’s Interlibrary Loan (ILLO) Delivery Service will cease as of Friday, April 26, 2019. This decision was made on April 18, 2019, by SOLS due to the recent major cut (50%) to their provincial funding. Please note that pending requests will not be filled and new requests will not be taken.

This DOES NOT affect your ability to place holds on materials within the four Niagara Falls Public Library locations and have them transferred to another NFPL location for you to pick up. You may also continue to return your NFPL materials to any of the four locations.

We would like to remind customers about the Reciprocal Borrowing agreement we have in place with Fort Erie, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Pelham, Thorold and Welland Public Libraries, which allows you to borrow from these libraries' collections. For information about Reciprocal Borrowing, please visit Reciprocal Borrowing with Niagara Region Libraries or speak with staff at any NFPL location.

Below are links to the catalogues of libraries that are part of the Reciprocal Borrowing agreement to assist you in searching for items that aren't in NFPL's collection. As a reminder, customers must travel to the lending library to pick up and return their items.

Fort Erie Public Library Catalogue

Niagara-on-the-Lake Public Library Catalogue

Pelham Public Library Catalogue

Thorold Public Library Catalogue

Welland Public Library Catalogue

Thank for your understanding and support. We will keep you informed of any further developments.
For more information, please visit the SOLS website.

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