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Interlibrary Loans

Interlibrary loan services are performed by staff at Shortgrass Headquarters.

Please contact the Interlibrary Loans department for questions about how your patrons can access Interlibrary Loans.

Provincial Resource Sharing Network Policy

The Provincial Resource Sharing Network Policy (updated April 2010) governs interlibrary lending outside the Shortgrass system and applies to all public libraries in Alberta. The Provincial Resource Sharing Network is based on a principle of reciprocal borrowing. That is, libraries lend their material to other libraries who lend like material. The Provincial Resource Sharing Network Policy for Alberta Public Library Boards was updated in October 2009 to address the libraries that do not participate in reciprocal borrowing through the network.