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Books and articles not in the RRU Collection

Interlibrary loan request form 

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) enables RRU learners, faculty and staff residing within Canada to obtain material not owned by the RRU library. ILLs are usually free of charge for students and faculty with active university accounts. Charges may apply for items that are especially rare or that are only available internationally, but we will always confirm charges before processing such requests

  • Before placing an ILL request please search the RRU collection to ensure the material is not available through us. If you need assistance in searching the catalogue or databases, please contact a reference librarian at or call 250.391.2575.
  • ILL is not available for required course readings or audio visual material.
  • ILL is not available to community borrowers, alumni, associate faculty, or visiting researchers. Community members can contact their public library for Interlibrary Loans, while visiting researchers should contact their home institution.
  • We fill ILL requests within about 7 - 10 days. Article requests are quicker and we can usually send them electronically.
  • Book loans from other libraries usually last three weeks and renewals are unlikely. Allowing for shipping time, please be aware that your time with a book requested through Interlibrary Loan may be quite short.


Books and articles in the RRU collection

RRU book request form 

Video tutorial to request a book and have it sent to you

We mail material from our physical collection to current RRU learners, faculty and staff residing within Canada.

  • This service is free for current members of the RRU community with library cards
  • Alumni residing within Canada can use this service for a fee of $10.00 per request with a limit of 5 books per request.
  • This service is not available to community borrowers.
  • This service is not available to associate faculty.

Instructions for requesting RRU material through the mail


Contact information:
Telephone: (250) 391.2600 ext. 4224
Fax: (250) 391.2594

Mailing Address:
Interlibrary Loans
Royal Roads University Library
2005 Sooke Road
Victoria, BC V9B 5Y2