More STARs

Two more libraries have joined our list of STARS, meaning that they are actively rethinking and pursuing best practices in interlibrary loan services:

University of Saskatchewan Library

Vancouver Island University Library

They also have some innovative practices to share:

Christine Drever, at University of Saskatchewan Library, writes, “We have removed lending fees for Canadian Federal government libraries and research agencies for both physical loans and document delivery. This has resulted in an increase in ILL lending traffic with these libraries, which is a good thing!”


Jean Blackburn at Vancouver Island University Library says, “We offer free home mail delivery of print ILL materials to any student or employee, regardless of “distance ed” status. We also allow ILL requests for print copies of books for which we have electronic copies available – it’s mostly faculty wanting to do close readings of texts that use this services.”