SOLS Funding and KFPL ILLO Service
The Southern Ontario Library Service (SOLS) is an agency funded by the provincial government to provide a range of services and supports to libraries. Among the services it provides is a courier service to deliver interlibrary loans between library systems in the province. SOLS was informed last week that their budget for this fiscal year has been reduced by just over 50%. As a result of this reduction, they made the difficult decision to end their courier service as of April 26th. All interlibrary loan requests have been suspended effective immediately and we ask patrons to return materials borrowed through interlibrary loan as soon as possible.
SOLS is looking at possible alternatives to the courier delivery service to see how interlibrary loan service might be continued in the province.