From July 1st 2017 we will be introducing some changes to inter-library loans (Library Link Victoria). From that date inter-library loans will incur a $5.00 charge.
Any item located through our main catalogue is not considered an inter-library loan, and holds on these items will remain free of charge
In cases where items are only held by non-public libraries, additional charges apply. These are imposed by the owning library and will remain unchanged at $16.50.
How can you avoid the charge?
Before you request an item, make sure you check the catalogue to see whether it is already held in SWIFT, and if so, place a hold for it. These holds are free.
If you are unable to find it there, you can either try searching for it on Library Link Victoria yourself, or contact us and we will be happy to assist you further.
About SWIFT: The Swift Library Consortium is a co-operative network of libraries across Victoria and NSW. With over 150 branch libraries, the Consortium provides library patrons access to over 3 million items - books, magazine, DVDs, and much more - which can be requested from any participating library.
About Library Link Victoria (LLV): LibraryLink Victoria is a State Government initiative to connect connect the 2.5 million, or 50 per cent, of Victorians who belong to public libraries to the State’s entire catalogue, including books, CDs, DVDs and other items available for loan.