Checking If Equities are Shortable - Live Trading on IB

Hi All,  So I want to check if securities are available for short in my algo on IB.  So i'm doing a pair trade where I need to short both securities at the same time.  If 1 of then isn't able to be shorted, then I need to not trade.

Is there a way to check if the securities are shortable in QC?  In the past, when I worked directly with the IB API I would place small orders way outside the bid/ask and wait for the response from the API to tell me if the share were available to short or not.  Not sure how this is usually handled on QC.  Thanks!

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