Interlibrary Loan


Resource sharing is a key priority for public libraries in Alberta.

To meet this priority, Public Library Services Branch (PLSB) supports the underlying technology required for resource sharing. The province also supports part of the physical delivery of materials to libraries.

Alberta-wide borrowing

The Government of Alberta supports seamless access to public library resources for everyone in Alberta.

Those who have an eligible public library card may borrow from any public library participating in the Public Library Network.

Alberta-wide borrowing is governed by the provincial Resource Sharing Operational Policy for Public Libraries.

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Government courier service

Through an agreement with Service Alberta, PLSB facilitates delivery of library materials to all library systems and to several other sites through the Alberta courier service.