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Policies and General Information

What is ILL and When to Use it

Interlibrary Loan is a service that allows participating libraries throughout the world to borrow books, articles, book chapters and other materials from one another. It is intended to provide materials for scholarly research and to supplement classroom learning.

ILL should be used to order books only after it has been determined that is not available through Carrolline This is a link to another web siteor OHIOLINK This is a link to another web site.Upwards of 25% of requests place have to be canceled due to skipping this important step. This not only wastes valuable time for patrons but also for ILL staff. Also, if just one chapter of a book is needed, you may request it through ILL using the book chapter request form. If more than one chapter is needed, please request the entire book.

ILL may be used for ordering a copy of an article that is not available through our electronic resources. Please use the Grasselli Library A-to-Z Electronic Journal List This is a link to another web site to determine what is available full-text.

Who is eligible to use Interlibrary Loan?

Any JCU faculty, currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate student, staff and administrator may use ILL services. We ask that requests are prioritized and only items that will be picked up be ordered.

Borrower's Obligations

Borrowing materials from another library is a privilege. Please abide by all applicable copyright This is a link to another web site law and restrictions set by the lending institution and return materials on time. Fines will accrue on overdue materials. Any lost or damaged items will be paid for by the borrowing patron.

What is available through ILL?

  • Books
  • Book Chapters
  • articles
  • thesis
  • doctoral dissertations
  • microfilm
  • eric documents

What is not available through ILL?

  • Textbooks
  • Re-requesting of the same item
  • Reference Books
  • Entire bound volumes or issues of journals
  • New books published within the last year
  • Special collections
  • Very rare or fragile material or oversized books due to shipping
  • Audiovisuals including videos
  • Manuscripts

Delivery Methods, Timeframes and Pickup

Articles and book chapters are usually delivered to your Illiad account 3-5 business days after your request has been submitted. If you submit your request directly from one of the databases, it could be much faster. Or if you prefer, you can choose no to electronic delivery and pick it up at the circulation desk.

Loans are coming from outside of Ohio sometimes by Library rate and depending on the lending library can take anywhere from 5 to 14 business days. Loans need to be signed for and picked up at the circulation desk.