Interlibrary Loan Basics

Request an item using Interlibrary Loan now (UPEI users)

Request an item from PCU (Other libraries)

  • Note: This is a new form as of March 1, 2016. Login procedures are unchanged, the big difference is the requesting library's need to choose the "target" library before submitting a request


Interlibrary Loan may be used by faculty, graduate students, undergraduate students, and staff to request a scanned copy of an article or chapter from our Library's print collection or to acquire research materials from another library. Use this form to submit your request. Members of the Public may also request materials through Interlibrary Loan. If there is a cost associated with acquiring the material, you will be notified and payment must be made, in person, at the Service Desk, before the request will be filled. If you are not affiliated with UPEI, please contact your local library to request our materials.

Multiple items: fill out a separate online Interlibrary Loan form for each item.

Filled requests: you will be notified by email when it is available from Please ensure your mail settings allow delivery from this web address.

Digital items: most articles and chapters are delivered as a link to a PDF file in an email message. If you encounter any difficulties, please forward the email and any comments to

Print items: ILL'd books (and microform) are held at the Service Desk. Most items will have a 21 day loan period from the time they are received by the library. Please try to use the material in that time, but, if you feel you need the material for longer, please email us at and we shall request an extension from the lending library. The response will be at the discretion of that library, so please use the materials as if you have only the 3 week time period. Materials borrowed from other libraries within Atlantic Canada will almost always be renewed upon request, but those from outside the region are less likely to be renewed. In some circumstances, the library will consider the purchase of recently published materials instead of borrowing from elsewhere. You will be notified if the library decides to pursue this course of action.

More information about ILL

If you require any assistance, please contact us by email telephone 902-566-0445, or, ask at the Service Desk or telephone 902-566-0583.

Our National Library Code = PCU. Worldcat = PVZ, Docline = PECAUE