Individuals who require a book, microfilm or magazine article not found in the SILS collection may ask to have the material brought in on interlibrary loan from a library outside our system. Libraries within the province are searched first, then within Canada.
The service is available to anyone who holds a valid Palliser Regional library card against which there are no blocks or charges in excess of $10.00. Patrons must be prepared to come to the Moose Jaw Public library to pick up the material.
There are no charges for the interlibrary loan of books. However, charges for the loan of microfilm and photocopies of magazine articles will be passed on to the borrower. Charges must be paid when the material is picked up.
Late return fines apply to interlibrary loan materials.
Current year titles, best sellers and other popular materials cannot be borrowed through interlibrary loan. Rare books and reference materials are not usually loaned; however, on the odd occasion they are loaned and sometimes must be used in the library. Magazines and newspapers are not loaned due to their format. If the user requires only a few pages from a specialized work, magazine or newspaper, then a photocopy may be an option.
Library staff will call borrowers when the material has arrived and is available for pick up.
Loan periods are determined by the lending library and sometimes can be extended. Please call well before the item is due to allow time for staff to contact the lending library to determine whether a renewal is possible.