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ILL services for Libraries

This information is for libraries wanting to borrow material owned by NSCC Libraries. If you are a NSCC student, faculty, or staff member please see Requesting Materials from Other Libraries.

NSCC Libraries ILL Services

Requests for materials held at any of our 13 NSCC Campus Libraries are processed centrally by the Document Delivery Office at the Ivany campus. All communication (status checks, renewal requests etc.) should be sent to

We are members of the Council of Atlantic University Libraries Document Delivery Group (CAUL-DDG). We lend materials to non-profit Nova Scotia libraries and libraries participating in the COPPUL/OCUL/CAUL-CBUA/BCI Resource Sharing Agreement (PDF 322 KB). We do not lend to other Canadian or international libraries.

NSCC Libraries are:

  • Akerley Campus Library (NSDRV)
  • Annapolis Valley Campus Library (NSLAL)
  • Burridge Campus Library (NSYBC)
  • Cumberland Campus Library (NSSCC)
  • Institute of Technology Campus Library (NSHTI)
  • Ivany Campus (NSDCCW)
  • Kingstec Campus Library (NSKKR)
  • Lunenburg Campus Library (NSBLC)
  • Marconi Campus Library (NSSMC)
  • Pictou Campus Library (NSPRV)
  • Shelburne Campus Library (NSSHC)
  • Strait Area Campus Library (NSPHS)
  • Truro Campus Library (NSTT)

How to submit a request

Libraries with non-protocol software are asked to use the CAUL-CBUA Document Delivery Group Form. You can obtain a username and password by contacting or any CAUL-CBUA Library.


There is no charge for non-profit Nova Scotia libraries and libraries participating in the  COPPUL/OCUL/CAUL-CBUA/BCI Resource Sharing Agreement (PDF 322 KB).


We ship items using the Canada Post book rate. We are unable to supply via courier. We do not provide urgent/rush services.

Items not available through ILL

  • Audiovisual
  • Newspapers
  • Reference
  • Reserve materials
  • Serials


Contact us via the messaging service in your ILL management system or send an email to to determine if a renewal is possible. Please include our request number.

Year-round service

Some NSCC Libraries close operations throughout the year. Collections will be unavailable for loan during these times. See Hours of Operation for up to date closure information.

Replacement costs

We charge the replacement cost of the material.