Important Public News Release

Newfoundland and Labrador Public Libraries releases EY Final Report on Library System Review.

Important Information on the Library System Review

For information on the Library System Review by EY please visit our information page.


Inter-library loans

 All public libraries in Newfoundland and Labrador provide Interlibrary Loans (ILL) services to other public libraries in the province.

How to request an item through ILL

If you find that your local library does not have an item that you want, you can request it through ILL from another public library in the system.

You will need to notify your local library about which item you want to request and they will request it from the location for you.

Items that can be requested through Interlibrary Loan are:

  • Books
  • DVDS and Videos
  • Magazines
  • Audio Books

The lending period for InterLibrary loans is 21 days (3 weeks) but this can vary depending on the lending library.


There is no charge for InterLibrary Loan Services if the books are for personal use. For-profit businesses will be expected to cover all charges. All patrons requesting a photocopied newspaper or magazine article will be charged $5.00 for each article, upon receipt of all photocopied material.

To find out more, contact a Library near you.

Interlibrary Loans from libraries outside of the NLPL library system and out of the province

If the public library system does not have a particular item, you can request it from outside the public library system which would include the College of the North Atlantic or Memorial University of Newfoundland or government libraries in the province.

You can also request an item from locations outside of the province. Loan periods are determined by the lending library.

To find out about the Interlibrary loan policy from Library and Archives Canada and directory of libraries that loan across the country, click here.


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