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Cost for Students:

  • ILL books (up to 5 at a time) are free if available in a Canadian library (and if neither Redeemer or McMaster own it)
  • ILL articles are $3.00 each

Cost for Faculty:

  • no charge for ILL requests

Cost for Retired faculty:

  • allowed 5 free requests per year
  • If more  than 5 are needed, the requester will be responsible for any fees involved.

How Long do they take to get here? How long can I borrow them?

  • Books take 1-3 weeks to arrive and photocopied articles take 1-5 days.
  • You will receive an email as soon as your requests arrive.
  • Loans are for 3 weeks and cannot be renewed.
  • ILL items are subject to recall from the lending institution at any time. Upon request, the items must be returned immediately.
  • Borrowers are responsible for fees imposed by the lending libraries for materials returned late, damaged or lost.

ILL requests not accepted:

  •    Books and articles available in our library or McMaster's
  •    eBooks
  •    Entire issues of a periodical
  •    Audio visual materials, reference, rare and new materials

Please return all ILL items to the Library Circulation Desk.

Use WorldCat to find books in other libraries

You can request books through inter-library loan (ILL) if they are not at Redeemer or McMaster.  If we have the book, the call # would appear where you see the arrow below.  

If McMaster has it, they will appear near the top of the list of libraries under Availability.

 

If the book is not at Redeemer or McMaster, you can request the item through Interlibrary Loan:

You must be in the Full Record display in order to see the libraries that own the book.  If the book is not available at Redeemer or McMaster,  it can be requested via Interlibrary Loan.  Click Request Item.

You may be prompted for Authentication at this point:

WorldCat InterLibrary Loan Request (via Email)

Fill in your ILL request as follows.  Indicate when you need the book. They usually arrive within 2 weeks. Confirm that you checked to make sure it is not at Redeemer or McMaster.  The Redeemer library will notify you when the book arrives. It will be held for you at the circulation desk.

Lending to Other Libraries

Please email us directly at ill@redeemer.ca with your requests.

Books charges : Canadian libraries : $15.00 or reciprocal rates, U.S, libraries: $20.00 plus shipping charges

eArticles charges : $6.00 minimum charge or 20 cents/page

Search McMaster Library.

Redeemer students and full-time faculty can apply for a free external borrower's card  ($50 for part-time faculty) which will allow them to borrow print books (no electronic resources). Before going to McMaster, pick up a form at the Redeemer Library Research Assistance Desk.

Directions to McMaster:

McMaster Campus Map:

Search the Hamilton Public Library

Library cards are free to anyone living, working or studying in Hamilton (which includes Ancaster).  With your Library card you can:

  • use any of the library branches in Hamilton
  • borrow books, CDs, movies, magazines, video games and more
  • access online resources
  • download eBooks, eAudiobooks, music, movies and magazines
  • use library computers and printers

Register at any Library branch for a free Library card with identification and proof of your current address.  Redeemer students who live in Ancaster (part of Hamilton) only during the school year can borrow from the HPL as long as they show their Redeemer student card and proof of their current local address, e.g. an envelope addressed to them with their local address.

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Peter Turkstra Library,  Redeemer University College , 777 Garner Road East, Ancaster, ON, L9K 1J4, Canada
Circulation Desk Telephone: 905.648.2139 ext. 4266, Email:   library@redeemer.ca