Interlibrary Loans

Our interlibrary loans service allows you to borrow books, microfilms and print materials not owned by the Greater Victoria Public Library from other library systems in B.C. and Canada.

Please search the GVPL catalogue for your title before proceeding with a request.

Requesting an Interlibrary Loan


Step 1Search GVPL’s catalogue to make sure we don’t already own the book.

Step 2Search Outlook Online to see if the book is available at another library in B.C. From the search results, click the title you would like to request. If you see multiple results for the same title, click on the result with the highest number of Owning Libraries. Click Request This Item and fill out the form.

If you do not find the book at GVPL or Outlook Online, please fill out our interlibrary loan request form.

Microfilm and Print Materials

For microfilm and journal article/photocopy requests, please fill out our interlibrary loan request form.

Check the status of your Outlook Online request – click ‘Track ILL Requests’ (123 icon) in the top right corner

Check the status of your Interlibrary Loan Request Form