Interlibrary Loans

The Kingston Frontenac Public Library tries its best to provide a robust collection to our community. However, there will be times when an item is not available, out of print, or doesn’t fit within our collection policy guidelines. If that’s the case for a title you want, we can try to borrow the item on your behalf from another Canadian library through our Interlibrary Loans (ILLO) service.

Submitting your own Interlibrary loan requests

KFPL patrons are now able to submit their own Interlibrary loan requests. Library patrons with their own ILLO account may have up to 10 active requests at any given time and are able to track the status of their requests.

Make an ILLO Request*Account Required

Request an Account*Interlibrary Loan Account Setup

How Do I Request an Interlibrary Loan

Search KFPL's catalogue first. If we have the titles you are looking for place a reservation in our catalogue. If you want an item that is less than 12 months old and we don't have it, suggest a purchase. You are now ready to place an ILLO request if the item is not in KFPL’s collection and over 12 months old.

Instructions for placing an ILLO request

How the Interlibrary Loan Service Works

What costs are involved?

  • Replacement costs for lost/damaged items are determined by the lending library.

What can I borrow?

  • Patrons submitting their own interlibrary loan requests with their INFO account may have 10 active requests at any given time.
  • Patrons requesting academic materials, microfilm or journal articles, or any ILLO request made on their behalf by a staff member, may have 3 active requests at any given time.

How long can I borrow an item?

  • The item usually arrives within 4 to 6 weeks.
  • We’ll call or e-mail you when it is ready to be picked up.
  • The loan period is usually about 3 weeks. It is set by the library that lends us the item. DVDs may have shorter loan periods.