NOTICE TO LIBRARY PATRONS

Face masks are mandatory and social distancing is required at all NLPL public libraries. Click here to view the list of libraries and the services being offered.

Due to the emerging COVID-19 cluster in the Marystown area, effective today, the Marystown Public Library is closed until further notice. Garnish, Burin, St. Lawrence, Grand Bank and Fortune Public Libraries will move to curbside service effective today.

VACCINE PASSPORT INFORMATION

Vaccine Passport printing is free of charge at your local library and is available for in-person service only. Click on the following links for more information on receiving or printing your vaccine passport: Still need help? Please call 1-833-951-3859 to request a paper copy of your COVID-19 vaccination record.

Overdrive Update

After September 30, 2021, the web certificate provider for Overdrive will no longer support certain older operating systems and browsers (learn more). This will result in a security warning which can be resolved by updating your operating system or browser version (if an update is available). Users on iOS 9 are most likely to be affected.

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Inter-Library Loans

All public libraries in Newfoundland and Labrador provide Inter-Library 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 Inter-Library Loans are:

  • Books
  • DVDS and Videos
  • Magazines
  • Audio Books

The lending period for Inter-Library Loans is 21 days (3 weeks) but this can vary depending on the lending library.

Charges

There is no charge for Inter-Library 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.

Inter-Library 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 Inter-Library Loan policy from Library and Archives Canada and directory of libraries that loan across the country, click here.

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