Interlibrary Loans


Service to UNB/STU Faculty, Staff and Students

The purpose of this service is to obtain needed materials that are not held at any UNB library, or material held by UNB that is currently on loan to another borrower. There is usually no charge for this service. If extraordinary fees will be charged by the lending library, we will discuss with the requester prior to proceeding.

  • Our service is provided to UNB Law faculty, staff and students for all types of requests, regardless of subject.
  • Non-Law UNBF and STU students and faculty may use our service for law-related requests only.
  • We do not provide this service to our external borrowers.

Requests may be submitted using our online Interlibrary Loan Request Form on the Law Library’s home page or by filling out a print Interlibrary Loan Request Form and leaving it at the Law Library Circulation Desk. Please submit a separate request for each item you need.

  • On each request, you must specify the date after which the material will no longer be of use to you. Requests without this date will not be filled.

We will contact you at your UNB or STU e-mail address when your material arrives, so check your e-mail regularly!

Pick up requested books or photocopies at the Law Library Circulation Desk during Law Library operating hours. Return books obtained through interlibrary loan to the Law Library by the due date appearing on the label on the front of the borrowed book. Scans of requested material will be forwarded to you electronically. Scans and photocopies are subject to Canadian Copyright Act provisions.

Service to Those External to UNB/STU 

  • Our Interlibrary Loan/Document Delivery email is: lawill@unb.ca.

We lend or provide photocopies or scans subject to the policies below.

Interlibrary loans:

  • We do not lend directly to individuals, firms or organizations outside the Fredericton area. We honour requests for loans only from other libraries. Please contact the university, public, courthouse, law society, government or other library with which you are affiliated. Ask that they initiate a request by contacting us at lawill@unb.ca.
  • Materials are lent for three weeks’ use, with one three-week renewal subject to local demand.
  • There is no charge for borrowing our materials, but a replacement fee will be charged if an item is lost or damaged.
  • We do not lend periodicals, law reports, statutes, government documents, loose-leaf volumes, rare books, reference materials, videotapes, DVDs, audiotapes, or items on reserve for law school courses.

Document delivery:

  • Subject to Canadian Copyright Act provisions, we will photocopy or scan and send materials to academic libraries, law societies, government agencies, law and other commercial firms, non-governmental organizations, courts, and public, special and school libraries.
  • Fees are assessed according to the chart below. We normally invoice separately, after delivery. Delivery options are indicated on the chart.

Fee Schedule (effective June 26, 2017)

Requester

Photocopy/ Mail

Photocopy/Fax

(50-page maximum)

Scan to .pdf and send as e-mail attachment

Non-Academic Organizations and Libraries*

$ 1.00/page

+ $ 10.00 Retrieval Fee per item

+ HST

$ 2.00/page

+ $ 10.00 Retrieval Fee per item

+ HST

$ 1.00/page

+ $ 10.00 Retrieval Fee per item

+ HST

Non-Law Academic Libraries

(University, college, and community college libraries)

$ 0.30/page

$ 10.00 Minimum

+ HST

$ 1.00/page

$ 10.00 Minimum

+ HST

$ 0.30/page

$ 10.00 Minimum

+HST

 Canadian Academic Law Libraries

no charge

no charge

no charge

NB Court of Appeal and NB Court of Queen's Bench

no charge

no charge

no charge

* "Non-Academic Organizations and Libraries" include:  law societies; government departments and agencies; law firms; other commercial firms; courts (except NB Court of Appeal and Court of Queen's Bench); non-governmental organizations; and libraries operated by the above establishments; public, school, and special libraries (hospitals, research centres, etc.)

Copyright Information

Please consult UNB's copyright policies and explanations about Canadian copyright law