We wish to advise the Dalhousie community, in particular faculty and graduate students whose research requires Canadian material not held at Dalhousie, that Library and Archives Canada (LAC) is planning on closing their interlibrary loan service as of February 2013 due to budget cuts.

This closure will impact on our ability to get certain materials through our Document Delivery service, especially newspapers and archival material on microfilm, Canadian short run journals and small press books, as LAC is often the only location for these items. If you are currently working on research which will require this type of material we encourage you to place your Document Delivery requests for them well in advance of 2013.

We would appreciate it if you could please pass this news on to any of your colleagues or students who could be affected by this closure but who may not see this notice.

Thank you!