Service Disruption – Interlibrary Loans

Service Disruption

Due to provincial government funding cuts, Interlibrary Loan service will no longer be available, EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY.

New and pending requests will NOT be filled.

Interlibrary Loan Service Discontinued
It is with regret that we must inform patrons that the Southern Ontario Library Service’s Interlibrary Loan (ILLO) Delivery Service will cease as of Friday, April 26, 2019. This decision was made on April 18, 2019, by SOLS due to the recent major cut (50%) to their provincial funding. Please note that pending requests will not be filled and new requests will not be taken.

The end of the SOLS delivery service means that 24 drivers (full time, part time and occasional) will lose their jobs. Last year, they drove almost 1 million kilometres to deliver over 710,000 packages across 153 main library branches across southern Ontario. They also made reciprocal agreements between libraries like the PCIN and LiNC network possible. They brought newly purchased material from jobbers to over 100 libraries at cost-effective rates. Truly the end of an era in provincial resources sharing.

This DOES NOT affect your ability to place holds on materials held at the Port Colborne Public Library – this will still be possible.

Thank for your understanding and support. We will keep you informed of any further developments.
For more information, please visit the SOLS website.