Answered By: Thomas Ang Last Updated: Jan 09, 2017 Views: 15
Inter-library loan (ILL) is a service where the LKC obtains a book or other resource on loan from another library, on your behalf. LKC will organise an ILL when we don't hold a particular item in the collection, or when LKC copies are in high demand.
The LKC will always endeavour to borrow from free lending sources, however there may be costs involved depending on where the loan is sourced.
We will always confirm with you before proceeding with loans that will cost.
If the ILL is for private study and not available free of charge, then you will be asked to pay for the ILL before it is ordered.
ILLs can not always be extended; this is dependent on the supplying library's lending policies, and is not something the LKC has control over. Any late fees incurred will be the responsibility of the borrower.
An ILL can only be organised between libraries. You can not approach another library directly to borrow their resources.