If you didn’t find the item you want you want in our catalogue, first try expanding your search.

  • In the search box next to Library, simply scroll to the top of the list & change ‘Smithers‘ to ‘BC Interlibrary Connect‘. This will expand your search to over 40 other BC libraries.
  • After placing a hold, your selection is shipped to Smithers and we will contact you as soon as it is ready for pickup.
  • If you still need to expand your search, Illume gives you access to interlibrary loans at even more BC libraries, including some college & university libraries. Fill in the request form & we will advise you when your request is ready to pick up.
  • Finally, library staff can place holds for you and help find illusive materials. Ask to speak with interlibrary loan staff.

Points to remember:

  • Search BC Interlibrary Connect (ILC) before requesting an item from Illume
  • Limit of 3 interlibrary loans via Illume at one time (there are no limits on ILC materials)
  • Some academic libraries charge for interlibrary loans
  • Not all libraries loan DVDs, CDs, or audiobooks
  • New titles (published within 1 year) are not available through interlibrary loan (Illume)

Please contact the library if you have any questions.