Interlibrary Loan Services
Our interlibrary loan services are global in scope using some of the most sophisticated communication systems available. Beginning your research as early as possible is the key behind obtaining everything you need. Even though, increasingly, we can obtain research articles for you within a day or two, it pays to plan a couple of weeks in advance of writing your papers. The Holman Library interlibrary loan services are typically free of charge. In specific cases, the patron may be required to pay for an article request.
The following guidelines apply to all ILL requests:
If materials are not returned, the patron will be expected to pay the lending library’s fees and / or replacement costs. Future borrowing privileges may be suspended.
Materials borrowed through the online catalog may be renewed subject to Holman Library’s circulation policies. An OCLC renewal is requested by a librarian via OCLC’s network. A reply may take several days. Renewals are at the discretion of the lending library and are not assured.
Almost all articles received through interlibrary loan are considered non-returnable. There is no fee.
If you have specific questions, please call Jennifer Funk, Public Services Librarian, at (618) 537-6515 or email email@example.com.
Lending libraries have the right to "recall" their materials at any time. If this occurs, we will ask the patron to return the item immediately. We can attempt to quickly borrow the same material from another source if additional time is needed.