WAYS TO BORROW FROM OTHER LIBRARIES
Interlibrary Loans (ILL)
If you are a Quest student or faculty member, and you can’t find a book or a journal article in our collection, the Library can order it in for you from another library.
Interlibrary loan requests for the same item or title can be made consecutively, but not concurrently, by a single user. This service is not to be used as a substitution for purchasing class textbooks.
eBooks are not eligible for interlibrary loans. Every effort will be made to locate the same title as a print book or it may be possible to request an interlibrary loan for a single chapter from an eBook (depending on copyright restrictions).
DVDs and other media are not eligible for interlibrary loan. If you think the DVD title would be a worthwhile addition to Quest Library’s media collection, please submit a purchase suggestion.
HOW TO REQUEST ILLs
To place your request, email email@example.com. In the body of the email, include the following information in the form of a citation: author(s), book/journal title, volume, issue, publication date.
- Book: Hodgson, Kimberley, Marcia Caton Campbell, and Martin Bailkey. Urban agriculture: growing healthy, sustainable places. Chicago, Ill.: American Planning Association, 2011.
- Journal article: Martin RA, Dobbin JP. Sense of humor, hassles, and immunoglobulin A: evidence for a stress-moderating effect of humor. Int J Psychiatry Med. 1988; 18(2):93-105.
- Chapter: Albone, E.S., Gosden, P.E. and Ware, G.C. (1977) Bacteria as a source of chemical signals in mammals. In Müller-Schwarze, D. and Mozell, M.M. (eds), Chemical Signals in Vertebrates. Plenum Press, New York, pp. 35-44.
DELIVERY TIMES For ILLs
Approximate delivery times for interlibrary loans are:
- journal article or book chapter: 1 to 3 business days
- book: 5 to 10 business days
Once Quest Library has received and processed the interlibrary loan item, you will be notified by email that it is available.
Articles and chapters will be delivered to you digitally, while books must be picked up in person (with your student ID).
Loan times for ILL books vary as they are determined by the lending library, but in general you might have them for about 2-3 weeks.
There are no renewals for ILLs. All materials must be returned before or on the due date.
LOST OR DAMAGED ILLs
Interlibrary loans that are lost or damaged will be billed by the lending library. Quest Library staff will send the patron a copy of the invoice and post the billed amount plus a $20 processing fee per item to the ILL borrower’s account with Quest Finance.
Quest Library does not collect payment from patrons directly. Patrons pay for lost or damaged items through their account with Quest Finance.
CPSLD RECIPROCAL BORROWING PROGRAM
Quest students, staff and faculty are granted on-site borrowing privileges at other BC post-secondary institution libraries free of charge, and that permission is reciprocated.
All members should keep the following in mind:
- You must follow the policies and regulations of member libraries
- You are responsible for any fines incurred from borrowing resources at a member library
- You are responsible for returning items directly to the member library
This reciprocal borrowing program is through the Council of Post-Secondary Library Directors (CPSLD).
Browse participating academic libraries on the CPSLD website.
VISITING CPSLD LIBRARIES
Students, staff and faculty may obtain a CPSLD Reciprocal Borrowing card at the Circulation desk.
CPSLD MEMBERS VISITING QUEST LIBRARY
Students, staff and faculty from member libraries can get a Quest Library Card by presenting their home institution ID and the CPSLD Reciprocal Borrowing Card at the Circulation Desk.
Students from participating institutions may borrow up to five books from the Quest Library. Media items are not available for loan in this program.
Quest Library Cards expire on August 31 of that academic year.
VISITING SQUAMISH PUBLIC LIBRARY
Quest students are eligible for a Squamish Public Library card. Just show picture ID along with your Quest ID card. Your public library card not only allows you to borrow books, it also gives you access to a great selection of online resources, like audiobooks, eBooks, InstantFlix, Lynda.com and Grant Connect.
Squamish Public Library is a downtown stop on all four major bus routes and is open seven days a week.