Inter-library loan restrictions

Information for library customers

What is an inter-library loan?

An inter-library loan is an item obtained from within WA that is unavailable from our own local collection at Victoria Park Library. These resources belong to the State Library.

There will be no restrictions on the number of inter-library loan requests placed per borrower as part of the code of practice. 

The following items are restricted from the inter-library loans system from 1 January 2020:

  • Items with an accession date 12 months or under – all categories and formats including fiction and non-fiction
  • DVDs
  • No supply of multiple copies for book clubs

Exceptions will apply for loans to library members with special needs or where the cost of purchase of an item exceeds the reasonable cost of the Inter Library Loan itself.
Restrictions will be reviewed on an annual basis. 

Library members are encouraged to access titles in all available formats (including eBooks) from Victoria Park Library before requesting an inter-library loan.

If you have any feedback or concerns, please speak to staff at your local library.