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ILL Policies

Restrictions

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ILL is restricted to current faculty, staff, and students. Law students and faculty should use the Law Library's interlibrary loan service.

Requests for the following will be cancelled:

  • Textbooks: Due to limited availability and time restrictions, we will not borrow required textbooks from other libraries.
  • Ebooks: Due to license restrictions, ebooks cannot be borrowed through interlibrary loan. If you need a book that is only available electronically, please request it for purchase.
  • Multiple chapters from the same book: We will request 1-2 chapters from a book to be scanned. If more than two chapters are requested, we will request the book be borrowed as a loan to comply with copyright law.
  • Books owned by the Monroe Library: Books that are currently checked out to other users can be placed on hold, and in some cases recalled. Books that are lost can be requested through ILL.
  • Pre-publication electronic articles: these items cannot be borrowed until they have been published. They may be purchased on a case-by-case basis.
  • Requests with incomplete or incorrect citations

Fines

  • Overdue fines are $1/day, excluding weekends and closures, with a one day grace period, up to a maximum of $15. Overdue fines do not accrue when a renewal has been requested.
  • Faculty and staff are not charged overdue fines
  • Lost or damaged books: All users will be charged for lost or damaged books. Charges are set by the lending library.

Turnaround Time and Loan Periods

  • Turnaround Time: Average turnaround time during FY 18-19 was 3 days for articles, 12 days for loans. There may be delays if libraries close.
  • Returns:

    ILL books can be returned in the book drop if they are not fragile. Otherwise, please place them on the contactless return table.

  • Loan periods and renewal policies are set by the library that has loaned the item. Loan periods are usually between 3-6 weeks from the date they are shipped.
  • Renewals: Requests for renewals can be made through ILLiad between 1-7 days before the due date on the book band. If the due date has passed, contact the ILL department directly to request a renewal.
  • Rush Requests: We may be able to rush some items. Please email Jessica Perry directly to request an item be rushed.
  • Electronically received articles and book chapters will be available to view in your ILLiad account for 60 days after being received. You may download PDFs to your personal device for your continued scholarly use.

In-Library Use Only Items

When an item is rare or fragile, the lending library will sometimes stipulate that the item must only be used in the library. In this case, you will be asked to schedule your reading times.

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