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Interlibrary Loans: Mount A Borrowers

Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery at MTA Libraries

Request an ILL

Before submitting a request, please check our catalogue -- we might already have the publication you need! You can also check which electronic journals we have through Journal Finder.

How To Place an Interlibrary Loan

MTA Libraries' interlibrary loan services allows you to borrow books and articles not available in our library. 
You do not need to find out which library has the item you are requesting -- we'll do it for you. 

Once you have determined the item you want is not in our library, simply fill out our interlibrary loan request form (link in gold box above).

How to Submit a Request

ILL Login screen

Step 1: If you don't already have a four-digit PIN for your library account, ask for one at the Access Services Desk or contact us by phone or e-mail.

Step 2: Log into the Web form (above) using your Student or Employee ID number (including the initial zeros) and your 4-digit Library PIN. Patrons with older library cards may also use their 12-digit barcode as their ID number. 

  • Problems accessing the Web form?  See below for troubleshooting help.

If you don’t know your Student/Employee ID number, simply present your ID card at the Access Services Desk and we will be happy to look it up for you. ID numbers may also be obtained by logging into

Step 3: Submit your request by completing as much of the form as you can.

The Default Delivery Method for digital documents is by e-mail. Please ensure that your Mount Allison ( e-mail address appears in the appropriate box. If you prefer to pick up your request, please change Delivery Method to pickup.

ILL Web Form Troubleshooting

Problem accessing the ILL Web form? 

Here are a few reasons why you may have been denied access to the ILL form:

  • Overdue books and/or unpaid fines:  Please check your account to ensure that none of your books are overdue and that all of your fines have been paid in full. 
  • Your card has expired.
  • Using wrong user ID and PIN: be sure to use your Student or Employee ID number (including the initial zeros) and your 4 digit Library PIN. 

For more information or to check the status of your account, please contact Access Services at | 506-364-2568 or the Interlibrary Loans Coordinator at | 506-364-2212.



In-Person Borrowing at Other Libraries

CAUL Cards

Mount Allison students, faculty and staff may borrow materials from other libraries by obtaining a CAUL (Council of Atlantic University Libraries) Card.

CAUL Borrowing cards permit Mount Allison University students, faculty and staff to borrow library material IN PERSON from any CAUL/CBUA library in the Atlantic Provinces as well as from University libraries across Canada that participate in the Canadian University Reciprocal Borrowing Agreement.

  • Please note: To use this service, CAUL cards must first be obtained at the individual's home institution BEFORE visiting and attempting to borrow material from another participating library.

Mount Allison students (including distant education students), faculty and staff who are in good standing with the library may obtain a CAUL card by visiting the Access Services Desk of the R.P Bell Library.

All CAUL cards are issued with an August 31 expiry date. Students working on summer research projects may be eligible for a card during the summer.

Please note that the card holder is subject to the rules and regulations of the library from which they borrow the library materials, including rules regarding the types of material which can be borrowed and fines.  It is the responsibility of the borrower to find out about the rules and regulations at the lending library.

Library materials borrowed using a CAUL card may be returned at the Mount Allison Libraries.

List of Participating CAUL Libraries:

    Acadia University
    Atlantic School of Theology
    Cape Breton University
    Dalhousie University
    Memorial University of Newfoundland
    Mount Allison University
    Mount Saint Vincent University
    Nova Scotia College of Art and Design
    Saint Mary's University
    St. Francis Xavier University
    Universite de Moncton
    Universite Sainte-Anne
    Univ. of King's College
    Univ. of New Brunswick
    Univ. of Prince Edward Island

List of libraries participating in the Canadian University Reciprocal Borrowing Agreement (CURBA)

For more information about borrowing services, please contact Access Services at (506) 364-2568.