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Borrowed materials

Terms and conditions

Subscribers can borrow a maximum of 10 audio titles, and a maximum of 18 volumes in braille. The loan period cannot exceed 75 days.

A renewal of borrowed library materials is possible if the item has not been requested by another subscriber.

There are two modes of circulation: borrowing upon request and borrowing according to reader profile.

To borrow an item upon request, a subscriber must stop by the service desk or phone 514 873-4454 (toll free, 1 866 410-0844) or send an e-mail to

Upon request

All borrowing requests must include:

the subscriber's name and address; the day's date; the item's complete identification number, if the work is from the audio collection; the item's title and author's name , if the work is from the braille collection.

According to reader profile

To borrow an item according to their profile, subscribers must first have informed the specialized staff of their tastes and interests. To do so, they must call 514 873-4454 (toll free, 1 866 410-0844).

This mode of circulation lets subscribers receive titles on a regulas basis, without making specific requests.

Subscribers can also modify their profile.

Free delivery

Recorded books and braille books are delivered free of charge to subscribers' homes by Canada Post.

Alternatively, subscribers can go to the service desk where staff members will be pleased to serve them.

Interlibrary loan (ILL)

There are a number of adapted book libraries throughout the world. An interlibrary loan is made when subscribers wish to borrow materials that are in a foreign language or in a format meeting their specific needs, and the materials come from another library.

Services provided at the Grande Bibliothèque

New equipment and software are also at your disposal for in-library access or use: