COVID-19: The Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service is maintained, but only for electronic documents. In addition, since all university libraries are affected by the situation, some documents may be more difficult to obtain than usual. No print materials are available for loan at this time.
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.