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If the Moose Jaw Public Library does not have the book you need or it is not available through the province's library consortium (SILS), we can try to purchase it or request it through Interlibrary Loan.

Please review the information below on Interlibrary Loans before placing an Interlibrary Loan request.

We are unable to provide interlibrary loan service for the following items (please fill out the purchase request form at the bottom of the page instead):

  • Books published within the previous two calendar years.

  • Audio-visual/digital material such as DVDs, Blu-Rays, CDs, Video Games and audiobooks.


    • An Interlibrary loan involves borrowing material that is not available through our provincial library system. In this case, we may be able to request the item from an academic or special library or a public library from outside the province.

    • All Saskatchewan public libraries are members of SILS, the Saskatchewan Information Library Service Consortium. Through SILS, all Saskatchewan public library holdings are searchable through the shared catalogue. If you can’t find the title after searching the full SILS catalogue (and not just your library’s holdings), you can request it through interlibrary loan.

    • Patrons with a valid Saskatchewan library card can request items through Interlibrary Loan. We will be unable to place an Interlibrary Loan request if your card has expired or if you have charges on your card that exceed the fines threshold (varies by library).

    • Free! With the exception of reproductions, there is no charge. In the event there will be a charge associated with an interlibrary loan, library staff will contact you before the item is ordered. Payment options include cash or cheque.

    • Please submit your request with accurate information. If you are unsure of the title, please check with library staff before submitting your form. We will need as much information as possible.

      1. Go to the catalogue.

      2. Log in with your Saskatchewan library card and your password/PIN. If you skip this step you will be prompted for this information in step 4.

      3. Search for your title in the catalogue.

      4. If you don't find it, click on the "Can't find it?" button next to Classic Search under the search bar.


      5. Fill out the Interlibrary Loan Request Form with as much information as you can and click "Submit".

      6. You can also visit any library branch location in Saskatchewan and ask for staff assistance.

    • Turnaround times and loan periods vary depending on the lending library, the volume of requests and particularly the complexity of the search. Please allow 6-8 weeks for processing and delivery.

    • 1. If you submit a request through the online ILL request form and filled in the email field, you will receive a confirmation email with the following message:

      Thank you for submitting an Interlibrary Loan request.  A library staff member will review your request and your request will appear on your library account within 3 business days.

      2. Your library will then assess the request and see if it is eligible to be purchased. If it is, they will purchase the item and place a hold for you which will then appear in your list of holds.

      3. If the item is not eligible for purchase, they will then create an ILL Request for you. At this time, a Message will appear on your library account:

      4. If we do find the item through ILL, you will receive a hold notification when it arrives at your branch.

      5. If we do not find the item through ILL for you, we will cancel the ILL Request and we will create another message on your account:

    • When your interlibrary loan material arrives at Palliser Regional Library, staff will receive and process the item and then, as with all other holds, ship it by courier to your library’s headquarters. From there it is shipped via the library’s internal courier to the pickup branch specified by the patron. You will be notified in the same way that you receive other Hold notifications when your requested item is available for pick-up. It will stay on the hold shelf for 7 days.

      The material should be returned to your local branch for shipping back to Palliser.

    • 1. Yes, some interlibrary loans may be renewed. However, the loan period is set by the lending library and not by us. ILL staff can ask for a renewal, but if the lending library will not extend the loan period or renew, there is nothing that we can do.

      2. To maximize your loan period, it is best to pick up your material as soon as you receive your notification that it has arrived.

      3. To request a renewal, contact the Interlibrary Loans Department by email at 

      •  or
      • phone at 306.693.3669 extension 5

      *Renewals must be requested at least 2 days before the item is due back.

    • Overdue Items - If the item is kept past the due date, you may be charged $.30 per day for late fees if your library charges overdue fines.

      Lost/Damaged Items - If the item is damaged or not returned/declared lost, you will be charged a replacement cost of $50.00.


Purchase Requests


Please fill out the form below to suggest a purchase for addition to our collection.