June 01, 2011

Postal strike will impact InterLibrary Loans

A strike at Canada Post will affect Alloway Library's Interlibrary Loans services and our researchers' access to some resources.  

If a strike occurs, ILL books will not be available because our library partners use Canada Post for  sending books.  Courier services are considerably more expensive and so, ILL libraries are adopting policies that will use  commercial couriers only when absolutely necessary.

ILL periodical articles are usually sent electronically and so this service will continue as usual. 

TWU students and employees have access to nearly all of BC's post secondary school libraries through Alloway Library's participation in reciprocal agreements.  With valid TWU ID,  users can visit the libraries at UBC, SFU or other regional colleges and universities to access resources needed during the strike -or anytime!
If the strike is prolonged, ILL staff will reassess the situation to find ways to provide resources to our users.

Contact ILL for more information

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