As a NAIT student or staff member, you can request that we borrow materials from other libraries for your use. We will bring books from another library, and we will request articles from magazines, journals, etc. that we do not hold in our own collections. Charges applied by the lending library will be passed on to you.
Ways to request an Interlibrary Loan:
1. Use the RELAIS ILL system:
McNally Library - Interlibrary Loans
You can search TAL Online to see if another library in Alberta has the book you need.
If you find the title you want, click the title to get to the full record and then click the REQUEST button. Follow the instructions to have your request made automatically.
You can search for an article in our Find It! Locate an Article if you have the citation (title of the article, name of the journal that it is in, etc.), this tool will connect you with the full text of the article if it is available in a NAIT Library source. If no source is available, you can automatically request an interlibrary loan, and we will obtain a photocopy of the article for you.
You can click on the Find It button under any article you come across when you search the databases. The Find It button connects you with the full text of the article if it is available in a NAIT Library source. If no source is available, you can automatically request an interlibrary loan, and we will obtain a photocopy of the article for you.
If you want to borrow directly from another library (perhaps you are in a hurry or would like to view material before you borrow it), you can get a TAL (The Alberta Library) Card from our library's Lending Services desk and use it at most Alberta libraries.
Items you borrow using the TAL card can be returned to us, and we will return them to the lending library.
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