Can't find what you're looking for?

Two hands, one giving the other a bookIf the Woodstock Public Library doesn't have what you're looking for in our catalogue, don't worry! We can often borrow the item from another library. This is a FREE service offered to cardholders at the Woodstock Public Library.

We are able to borrow a wide range of material on interlibrary loan. Here is an outline of what we are normally able to borrow:

  • Books (Fiction, Non-Fiction, Adult, Children's)
  • Magazines (including copies of particular articles)
  • Microform, including archival records and newspapers
  • Archival hard documents
  • Some Audiovisual items, including books-on-tape/CD and VHS/DVD
  • Other language material
We borrow from a host of great sources, including public libraries, universities, the National Library, Ontario Archives, as well as numerous other public and private organizations throughout Canada and the United States.

Submit a Request

To submit a request for us to look for materials at another library:

  • Phone the Information Services Desk 519-539-4801 during operating hours or;
  • Visit us in person

Although every effort is made to obtain the material you are seeking, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to obtain the item. Due to other libraries' loaning restrictions, we are normally unable to obtain the following items on interlibrary loan:

  • Books published within the past 12 months
  • Audiovisual items, including books on CD, DVDs and music CDs
  • Reference and other non-circulating material

It normally takes between 1-6 weeks for an item to arrive. Archival material and microfilm may take longer. Once the item is received, we will contact you by telephone to pick up your item. We ask that you pick up your interlibrary loan material as soon as possible, as we are responsible for getting the material back in a timely manner to the loaning library.

Loan Periods and Renewals

Interlibrary loan material is subject to the same overdue charges and fees as Woodstock Public Library materials.

Renewals are not permitted. 

Mon to Fri: 10:00 am to 8:30 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday: 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Woodstock Public Library
445 Hunter Street,
Woodstock, ON  N4S 4G7
Tel: 519-539-4801
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