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Interlibrary Loan Service Has Been Reinstated at Halton Hills Public Library

Interlibrary Loan Service Has Been Reinstated at Halton Hills Public Library The Halton Hills Public Library has reinstated its Interlibrary Loan Service relying solely on Canada Post to mail materials between libraries. In April the Southern Ontario Library Service (SOLS) temporarily suspended the Interlibrary Loan Service, following the latest provincial budget that announced a 50% funding cut to SOLS. As a result, SOLS immediately cancelled their courier services, which impacted the delivery of interlibrary loan materials. Libraries will use Canada Post to mail materials to all participating libraries with SOLS providing a partial reimbursement for shipping costs. Libraries/municipalities will now have to fund the difference to fully restore this valuable service. For the Halton Hills Public Library the reinstatement is great news, as this program is a tremendous value to patrons and community book clubs. Patrons can once again request print resources from other library systems if these items are not carried by HHPL. “We are happy to once again offer this service to our patrons, and support literacy and education by providing the resources they wish to read or learn about,” says Beverley King, Manager of Community and Adult Services. “As we move forward, we will keep working in collaboration with our partner libraries to develop a larger, more sustainable solution to continue offering this important resource-sharing service.” For more information about the Inter-library Loan service at HHPL, please visit: https://www.hhpl.on.ca/en/browse/borrow-from-another-library.aspx or call the Library at 905-873-2681, and speak to a Librarian.




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