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This guide explains how to use Polytechnique's ILL service in order to obtain documents which are not part of the Library's collection.

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Bibliothèque - Polytechnique Montréal
2500, chemin de Polytechnique
Montréal (Québec) H3T 1J4
Pavillon Lassonde, 7e étage
(514) 340-4666


Polytechnique’s Interlibrary Loan Service (PEB) gives you access to documents that are not part of the Library’s collection, but are required for research and teaching activities.  Fees are paid by the library up to a maximum of $15, which corresponds to 95% of requests.  If a request exceeds $15, the requester must pay the difference. Staff will contact you before placing the request.

Document requests are sent and managed through Colombo, a document search and request system used by all Québec universities.

Colombo users at Polytechnique Montréal can only access the French interface of the ILL software. That is the reason why menus & options in French are also displayed in this guide in English.