This is a recent message from Canada's National Library:
Interlibrary Loan (ILL)
services at Library and Archives Canada (LAC) will end in December 2012.
Users of LAC’s current services should note the following dates:
· November 13, 2012: End of loan requests from international libraries.
· November 16, 2012: End of renewals. All items loaned after this date will be
· December 11, 2012: End of loan requests, location searches, and ILL-related photocopying
LAC’s ILL listserv (CANRES-L)
and Canadian Library Gateway also will be archived in December 2012.
LAC will continue to
facilitate interlibrary loan activities among other institutions through the
ILL form in AMICUS, and through ongoing administration of Canadian Library
Through our modernized
service channels, LAC will emphasize increased digital access to high-demand
content. LAC is working with Canada’s ILL user community in order to
inform this approach to accessing the institution’s unique
As a librarian and a Canadian, I am very disappointed that the institution that is responsible for holding copies of all Canadian publications in existence will no longer provide interlibrary lending services.