This is the interlibrary loan policy for Post-Secondary and Public Illume ILL participants and partner libraries only. If you are an active University Canada West student or employee and want to borrow materials from other libraries, please visit the Interlibrary Loan Services page on the MyUCW Student Portal page for details.

Contact Information

Post-secondary Library/ Organisation Name: University Canada West
Illume (SHAREit) Library code: BUCW
Canadian Library Symbol (LAC) code: BVAUCW
Shipping address: Library
University Canada West
1461 Granville Street
Vancouver, BC,
V6Z 0E5, Canada
ILL contact telephone: +1 (778) 653-0963
ILL contact email: [email protected]

General Information

Library Catalogue URL:
ILL software: SHAREit
Consortia memberships: British Columbia Electronic Library Network (BCELN)

Loan Information

Returnable Loans: Books: 4 weeks
Renewals: 1 renewal (extend for 2 weeks only)
Non-returnable Copies: Electronic copies, scanned book chapters and scanned magazine articles.

Delivered via SHAREit or email

Media Loans: Not applicable
Not for Loan: Course reserves
Library equipment
Reference books
Shipping/Delivery: Books are shipped within B.C. only. Electronic copies are delivered by SHAREit or by email.


Non-returnable Copy charges (outside of Illume): No charges
Replacement charges: Cost of item plus $10 processing charge
Late fees: No charges
Invoice payments: Invoice to follow. Email [email protected] for more information.
Invoices for ILL charges are issued by the UCW Financial Services, and are emailed to the libraries
UCW accepts PayPal or cheque as forms of payment.