Interlibrary Loans

Loans to King’s Students

Materials not available at King’s or another Novanet library can be obtained from libraries worldwide by placing a request through Interlibrary Loan Services. There is no charge for books or journal articles.

Delivery of Material

All loans (books, microfilm, audio/visual materials) must be picked up at the University of King’s College Library. Articles can be delivered electronically to your registered university email address. The default delivery method for article requests is “email link.” This will deliver an email to your account with a link to a PDF of the article. Please note that, for copyright reasons, the article can only be opened from the link once; however, it can be printed or saved for use at your convenience. The link in the email will be available for opening for 14 days after the email is sent.

Place a Request

The Library is using the Relais document delivery system for its Interlibrary Loan lending and borrowing.  Relais is an automated, integrated interlibrary loan system that has been implemented by the libraries of the Council of Atlantic University Libraries.

The request form (ASIN Document Delivery Patron Login) should be used for requesting items not available at King’s or another Novanet library. Once logged in you have the ability to place new requests for books and articles, view the status of your outstanding requests and your complete order history, and cancel any requests that you have submitted. To access the form you will need to login: Request Interlibrary Loan.

  • User Login: your library barcode number (29370…) on your King’s ID card.
  • Password: the last four digits of your phone number on your Novanet account. Note: If your phone number includes a three-digit extension number, the password may be the extension number preceded by 0. This password may differ from your Novanet login password.

Your Novanet account must be up to date, and in good standing, to login to the form.


  • Books/Microfilm/AV materials: No charge
  • Articles:  No charge
  • Courier fee for express delivery:  $10.00


To access the King’s interlibrary loan forms, you need to register your King’s ID card at the circulation desk of the Library. The interlibrary loan forms will become available to you as soon as you are registered.

If you require an item urgently or, have any questions regarding the forms or submitting requests, please contact the circulation desk staff at the Library.

Lending to Other Libraries

University of King’s College Library Interlibrary Loan Services uses the Relais Enterprise system and is a member of the Council of Atlantic University Libraries (CAUL). Requests are preferred in machine readable format (i.e. Docline, Relais, VDX, Amicus). Requests via email, fax and mail are accepted, but libraries using these methods to request regularly from the Library will be asked to use the CAUL web forms. Login information will be provided.

Instructions for submitting requests

  1. Contact University of King’s College Library Interlibrary Loan Services to obtain your user name and password
  2. Go to the ASIN web form.
  3. Fill in your user name and password
  4. Select “Request a Book” for a loan or “Request an Article” for a copy
  5. Click Submit
  6. Click on the arrow next to Supplier
  7. Select the library code of the ASIN (Atlantic Scholarly Information Network) Library to which you want to send the request (NSHK for King’s)
  8. Enter the bibliographic information in the appropriate fields, please include ISBN and ISSN numbers whenever possible
  9. Under Source of Reference give where you found this information ie. Novanet catalogue
  10. Add your UNIQUE request number &/or your requester’s name in the Requester field
  11. Add any Notes ie. Please call for courier pick up
  12. Select the appropriate Delivery Method (Mail or Courier for Loans) (Email, Fax, Ariel for Articles)
  13. Click on the Request a Book or Request an Article button at the bottom of the page. A confirmation number will be generated and emailed to your registered email address.

How to View the Status of Your Requests

Select the List All, List Open or Query options from the login screen or from the buttons at the top of the request forms. “List All” lists all submitted requests, “List Open” lists all incomplete requests and “Query” allows you to look at the detailed status of any particular request. Please note that many of the entries in the status log are system generated and may require staff assistance to interpret. If you need any assistance reading the log please contact Interlibrary Loan staff.

How to Renew, Cancel or Send a General Message

Use the buttons at the bottom of the Request Status page to send renewal, cancellation or general messages to the Interlibrary Loan staff.

Lending Policies


Loan period: 3 weeks
Renewals: none

Not available for loan

Audio/visual, Journals, Rare, Reference, Reserves and Special Collections

Requests for copying from Special Collections items will be evaluated on a case by case basis.


ECRC (East Coast Relais Consortium), ACMC, CARL, CAUL/CDBUA, OONL and all Atlantic non-profit libraries:  no charge
Other Canadian libraries:  $8.00
American and international libraries:  $15.00

ECRC, OONL, OCUL, COPPUL:  no charge
OCUL, COPPUL, ACMC, CARL, CAUL/CDBUA and all Atlantic non-profit libraries:  $5.00 per article
Other Canadian libraries:  $8.00 per article
American and international libraries:  $15.00 per article

Urgent service
ECRC & OONL:  no charge
ACMC, CARL, CAUL/CDBUA and all other Canadian libraries:  $10.00 surcharge
American and international libraries:  $15.00 surcharge + courier costs

Replacement Cost
Cost of material + $20.00


Payments accepted
Visa, Mastercard, American Express, cheque