Frequently Asked Questions
FAQS: Interlibrary Loan
Lending Libraries determine the due date for items we borrow and typically will not grant a full semester loan.
Articles take anywhere from 1 day to 3 weeks depending on how obscure the item is and how many libraries own the journal title.
Books take anywhere from 3 days to 3 weeks, for the same reasons.
For an idea of how many libraries own an item, do a search in the Worldcat database and click on the "Libraries world wide that own item" link. You may also ask for assistance from interlibrary loan staff, at the Circulation Desk or the Research Help Desk located on the main floor of the Library.
To request an article, log in to your Interlibrary Loan account and select Journal Article from the left side bar.