Request an Interlibrary Loan

Can’t find what you’re looking for in our catalogue? Search through public libraries across Alberta using the Alberta Public Libraries Resource Sharing System. This resource provides you with access to books, DVDs, CDs, and more from all Alberta Public Libraries. The best part is that these items will be delivered directly to Lethbridge Public Library (Main Branch, Crossings Branch, or the Bookmobile) for pick up!

Steps to use Alberta Public Libraries Resource Sharing System:

  1. Select “Chinook Arch Regional Library System.”
  2. Enter your item (or key word) into the search bar.
  3. Find your item among the search results and click on it.
  4. Check that the title is “Requestable” (in the “Availability” column).
  5. Select the Library pick-up location (don’t forget to mark a check in the acknowledgment box).
  6. Click “Request.”
  7. Enter your library card’s barcode, and your PIN (if you are unsure of these, contact the library at 403-380-7330 during business hours).
  8. You should receive a confirmation screen stating that your request has been submitted.

Important Information:

  • In order to complete your Interlibrary Loan Request, you need to have a current Lethbridge Public Library membership with a PIN on your library account.
  • Each lending library will determine which items they will loan and the loan period.
  • Items can take several weeks to arrive depending on availability and where it is being shipped from.
  • Please be aware of the publication date when requesting an item. Libraries typically will not loan out items if they have only been published within the last year.
  • Items cannot be requested from outside of the province.
  • We are only able to accommodate six interlibrary loans per library card holder at one time.