Interlibrary loan (ILL) is a cooperative service provided by libraries throughout the United States and is intended to be a supplement to, not a replacement for, the resources of our library and the local Consortium collections.
Make sure the information you want is not available in the catalog or databases. Our Reference Librarian can offer advice for obtaining available resources.
Usually requested material arrives in five to fourteen days from the lending library. However, depending on who we are able to borrow your material from, it can take up to 4 weeks.
Books and articles borrowed through ILL are held at the Circulation Desk. Library staff will send an email to let you know it has arrived.
Cost: usually ILL's are free. However, if the lending library requires payment, we will contact you to let you know the cost which will be due upon receipt of the requested item. If you do not want to pay for a request, let us know so that the loan will be declined.
WHAT: May request articles, books, and other materials from Libraries outside of the Consortium.
WHEN: When the material needed is not available in the Library collection or other Consortium Libraries.
WHERE: United States
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HELP: Talk to Dr. Keith Waddle at 793-4683.
We can borrow no more than 6 articles from 1 journal published within 5 years prior to the publication date.
During the Fall Semester of 2012:
- we can only request 6 individual articles from a particular journal published between
- we can request multiple articles from a particular journal published before 2012
The copyright law of the United States (Title 17,US Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material.
Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. Under the “fair use” provision of the law, photocopies or reproductions may be made if they are not to be “used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research.”
If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of ‘fair use,” that user is liable for any copyright infringement.