InterLibrary Loan Services

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

If you can’t find what you’re looking for in our collection of physical or electronic resources, don’t give up!  We can request books, articles, and a variety of audiovisual material from libraries all over the world.

To request Articles

Please click on the box below to access our Article Request Form.  Your request will go directly to our ILL office.  You will receive a confirmation e-mail from us when your request has been processed.

To request Books

Please use our WorldCat database.  Simply click the appropriate box below, search for material, click the ILL button, and fill out the form.  Your request will go directly to our ILL office, and you will receive a confirmation e-mail once it has been processed.

 

If you have any questions about how to place requests, or would like to know the status of a request you have placed, please send an e-mail to ill@roberts.edu.

 

ILL FAQ

  1. Who may use ILL?
  2. What types of resources may be requested?
  3. What cannot be requested?
  4. How will I know when my ILL material has arrived?
  5. How long may I keep ILL materials?
  6. May I renew materials?
  7. Is there a charge for ILL?
  8. How long does it take to receive ILL materials?

 

Who may use ILL?

All current faculty, staff, students, and library card holders.
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What types of resources may be requested?

  • Books
  • Photocopies of journal articles
  • Some dissertations and theses
  • Microfiche or microfilm
  • Some audiovisual material

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What cannot be requested?

  • Most Reference Materials
  • Entire issues of journals or magazines
  • Some copyright restrictions may limit items as well.

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How will I know when my ILL material has arrived?

  • The ILL staff will e-mail you at your Roberts E-mail address unless you request otherwise.
  • The items will be held at the circulation desk for pickup.
  • Most Articles will be sent via e-mail.
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How long may I keep ILL materials?

  • Articles are yours to keep
  • Books and other formats have a due date assigned to them by the Lending Library.The loan period is generally 2-4 weeks.
  • Microfiche or film must be used in the library.

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May I renew materials?

  • We do not have the right to automatically renew items. Place a request for renewal before the due date so that we can request a renewal date from the lending library. If the library refuses to renew the item, you will need to return it by the original due date.

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Is there a charge for ILL?

  • Generally no. If the lending library would impose a charge,
    the ILL staff will contact you for approval before entering the request.
  • $ If there is a charge, you will need to pay the fee when you pick up the item. Charges can range from $5.00 - $50.00

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How long does it take to receive ILL materials?

  • The library staff tries to enter requests within 24 hours of receiving them, except for weekends or holidays.
  • Once the request is entered in the system, most items are received within 4 days to 2 weeks.
  • Media materials, dissertations and newer books may take longer.

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