LAC services

  • Library and Archives Canada (LAC) ended its interlibrary loan (ILL) program in December 2012.  If LAC holds the only circulating copy of a monograph, a serial issue, a Canadian newspaper on microfilm or other published material, it provides a “lender of last resort” service to an institution.
  • LAC will continue to support interlibrary loan (ILL) services between other Canadian libraries by maintaining the Symbols and Interlibrary Loan Policies in Canada directory
  • Libraries can search Voilà, the new National Union Catalogue, to find libraries in Canada that hold the item they are interested in. They can search Aurora to view LAC’s own collection.

Voilà is Canada’s National Union Catalogue. Voilà is made up of bibliographic descriptions and location information for published materials held at libraries across Canada, including LAC. Use Voilà to search the combined catalogues of these Canadian libraries. Voilà covers all subject areas and formats, including printed books, computer files, sound recordings, videos, maps, microforms, newspapers, and works in large print and Braille.

Aurora is LAC’s online catalogue of published material held in its own collection. Use Aurora to explore LAC’s collection of newspapers, magazines, Canadian official publications, theses, monographs, maps, music, and more. Searching this web interface is free in Canada and internationally. Registered LAC onsite users will be able to borrow materials through its circulation functions.

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