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Interlibrary Loan

Resource sharing among libraries is accomplished by interlibrary loan. Compliance with statewide standard policies and procedures is essential to maintaining good relationships with lending libraries. The Kitty Lindsay Learning Resources Center recognizes the importance of following these policies.

Definition

Interlibrary loans (ILLs) are transactions in which library materials are made available from one library to another. An ILL may consist of the loan of a book, periodical article, or other item.

Please allow from 2 to 14 days to recieve materials.

Periodical Articles

  • There is a charge of 10 cents per printed page for Interlibrary loan articles.
  • Each student may request up to 10 articles per semester.
  • Photocopies of requested articles will be obtained from other libraries.
  • Photocopies of articles need not be returned.
  • To request a periodical article via ILL:
    • Print out your citation found on one of the electronic databases (Ebsco, FirstSearch, etc.).
    • Complete the brief, blue "Interlibrary Loan Request" form (available at the circulation desk) for each request submitted.
    • Staple or paper clip the "Interlibrary Loan Request" form to each citation and submit requests to the circulation desk.
  • You will be notified by phone or e-mail when your article has arrived.

Books

  • Students are limited to 10 items at a time, including books from other libraries.
  • We will search statewide and nationwide databases in order to locate materials; please allow 10 days for this process. After searching Horizon, students are encouraged to search the WorldCat database for materials. WorldCat is accessible through FirstSearch, a resource also included on the LRC's databases page.
  • Once students find material on WorldCat, they should print out the citation [including title, publication date, ISBN number, etc.] and ask an LRC staff member for a blue "Interlibrary Loan Request" form.
    • Complete the brief, blue "Interlibrary Loan Request" form (available at the circulation desk) for each book request submitted.
    • Staple or paper clip the "Interlibrary Loan Request" form to each citation and submit requests to the circulation desk.
  • You will be notified by phone when your book has arrived.
  • Due dates for materials obtained from other libraries vary by loaning library. Renewals and due dates depend on the loaning library. Renewal requests must be made before the due date.
  • Failure to return overdue ILL books not only jeopardizes borrowing privileges and student records but also jeopardizes the LRC's relationship with other libraries. This hampers the LRC's ability to provide ILL service in the future. Should a student fail to return overdue ILL material after being repeatedly contacted, his/her records will be placed on hold.
  • Interlibrary Loan Online Book Request Form

Damages to ILL Materials

Care should be taken not to mark in or otherwise deface items borrowed from other libraries. Should the lending library charge the LRC for any such damages, the LRC will bill the student who borrowed the materials.