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The ILL service will be maintained for article / chapter requests submitted via Colombo at

However, due to covid-19, requests to borrow physical items cannot be processed at this time. Please contact colombo.library [at] if you have any questions.


The Interlibrary Loan service (ILL) permits you to borrow documents that are not part of McGill Library’s collection. This service is offered exclusively to McGill professors, current students and staff as part of their teaching, learning, research and work activities at McGill University.

Requesting a document via interlibrary loan is done through Colombo, an online system used at all Québec universities.

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Log in to Colombo to submit an ILL request

Information on How to use Colombo


The interlibrary loan (ILL) online system requires the transmission of certain information that identifies you and which is housed on a server operated by a service provider located in the United States. 


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