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What is Interlibrary Loan?
***Fall 2020 Update: Faculty and graduate students can request physical books via Interlibrary Loan. All faculty, students, and staff can request electronic PDFs of articles and book chapters via Interlibrary Loan. ***
Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a service that enables patrons affiliated with Loyola University and Notre Dame of Maryland University to request materials not owned by the Loyola/Notre Dame Library.
Contact the Interlibrary Loan department at 410-617-6804 or email@example.com with any questions.
Frequently Asked Questions about ILL
1. What types of materials can I request via Interlibrary Loan?
- articles, book chapters, and books
- Contact the Interlibrary Loan department at 410-617-6804 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you need a special item, such as microfilm
2. How will the items I request be delivered to me?
- Articles and book chapters are delivered as PDFs to your Interlibrary Loan account
- Books are delivered to the library for pickup.
- You will be notified via e-mail when items are available in your account or at the library
3. How long does it take for an item to be delivered?
- 24 hours or less for articles and book chapters
- 1-2 weeks for books
4. Does Interlibrary Loan cost money?
6. How long can I borrow or renew an Interlibrary Loan item?
- Loan periods and renewals vary according to the lending libraries.
- Contact the Interlibrary Loan department at 410-617-6804 or email@example.com with questions about lending periods.
7. If the item I need is checked out from LNDL or other USMAI libraries, can I request it through Interlibrary Loan?
8. Who should I contact with questions about my account or requests?
- The Interlibrary Loan department at 410-617-6804 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
9. I take classes in or around the Loyola Timonium or Loyola Columbia campus. Can ILL items be delivered there?
- Follow these steps to have items delivered to the Timonium or Columbia campus:
- Log into your Interlibrary Loan account.
- Select "Change User Information" from the "User Settings" menu on the left.
- Choose LOY Columbia or LOY Timonium for the Delivery Location, located at the bottom of the "Change Personal Settings Form".
- Select "Submit Information" to update your pickup location.
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