Inter Library Loans

Who can borrow?
If you are a member of the Selkirk & St. Andrews Regional Library, you may request to borrow materials through inter library loan (ILL) by using Manitoba Public Libraries Union Catalogue (M.A.P.L.I.N).  If you have any outstanding fines or if there is a problem with the account, it must be cleared before a request is made.

How do I make a request?
There are two ways of requesting an ILL:

    1.  Advise the Circulation Clerk of the title/author or subject, and a request form will be sent on     your behalf.

    2.  Access the MAPLIN website and email your request to us after completing the information         form (an email address is required).

    Click here to go to M.A.P.L.I.N.

Frequently Asked Questions

What can not be borrowed?
Magazines are currently the only item that can not be requested.  Additionally, some libraries will not send items that are new or in high demand.

How long will it take for me to get my books?
The average arrival time is one week to 10 business days.  Timing depends on where the item is being shipped from and if the item is on that library’s shelves.

Is there a charge for interlibrary loans?
If the books are requested from within Manitoba, there are no charges.  Microfilm, and books from other provinces all have charges but vary between libraries.  Generally, Videos and Audio Books cost $6.00 for one and $8.50 for two. 

How long is the borrowing period?
The borrowing period is set by the lending library, which is usually two weeks or longer.  However, this time can change depending on the lending library and if the item has a reserve list.

How many items can be loaned out to a library?
The limit is three items per person per week.

What happens if I lose an item signed out to me?
You will be required to provide a replacement cost as determined by the loaning library.