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Request an Item

Suggest an Item for Purchase, Inter-Library Loan

Clarington Library, Museums, & Archives welcomes suggestions for additions to the collection, and we can often get items from another library system if we do not presently own a copy.

You may request to borrow an item from another library system (Inter-Library Loan Service), and/or recommend Clarington Library, Museums, & Archives purchase the item (Suggestions for Purchase).

Before you fill out the form, please check the Catalogue to ensure that the item is not already in the collection.

What You May Request:

  • Books;
  • Audiobooks;
  • DVDs.
  • Please note: items published/copyrighted in the current or previous year will not be requested through Inter-Library Loan, and will be considered a Suggestion for Purchase.

What is Not Available through Inter-Library Loan:

  • New books;
  • Rare and fragile books;
  • Academic titles from universities and colleges;
  • eBooks and online resources;
  • Video games;
  • Current editions of standard reference material.

Who May Borrow:

  • Anyone with a valid Clarington Library card in good standing and who does not have fines in excess of $10 may request items through Inter-Library Loan.

Fines and Fees:

  • Inter-Library Loan services are offered at no charge;
  • Replacement costs for lost materials are set by the lending library and are the cardholder's responsibility;
  • Members who do not pick up their ILLO requests will be billed a $2 fee. Please note: this fee is being increased to $10 as of January 1, 2024.

More Information:

  • Items requested through inter-library loan may take four (4) to six (6) weeks to arrive;
  • Usually titles older than two years are not purchased. Requests for older, specialized or out-of-print items will be treated as Inter-Library Loan requests;
  • Please note that while the Library fills requests where possible, we may not be able to purchase certain digital items due to publisher restrictions.
  • Related policies:

Request Form:

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Information on this form is collected under the authority of the Public Libraries Act 1990 and is used for the purposes of services and planning. Please direct any inquiries to Administration, 905-623-7322.

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