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InterLibrary Loans


Frequently asked questions:

  1. What is Interlibrary Loan?
    Interlibrary loan is the sharing of resources between libraries. Patrons at one library are allowed to borrow materials from other libraries.
  2. Who can use Interlibrary Loan?
    This service is available to patrons of the Fasken LRC-- current students, faculty, and staff.
  3. What types of materials can be obtained?
    a.  Most books, both U.S. and foreign.
    b.  Photocopies of journal articles.
  4. What cannot be borrowed?
    a.  Entire issues of journals
    b.  Most reference and genealogical materials
    c.  Media (films, recordings, videos)
    d.  Most books published within the last year or more than 100 years old.
    e.  Books on the "Best Seller" lists.
    f.  Textbooks for courses.
    g.  Materials already in the Fasken LRC collection.
  5. How long does it take?
    Anywhere from 3 days to four weeks or longer, depending on material requested, mail, and work loads at the borrowing and lending libraries.
  6. How much does it cost?
    The lending library may impose a fee which is passed on to the patron. Be sure to indicate the maximum amount you are willing to pay. The Fasken LRC has no fees and absorbs postage costs.
  7. Where do I go to request materials?
    Interlibrary Loan services are provided through the Public Services Dept., room 120 LRC.
  8. How do I know when the material has arrived?
    You are notified by phone or email to come by the LRC to pick up your materials.
  9. How long can I keep the borrowed materials?
    The lending library sets the due date and any other restrictions. Renewals, if allowed by the lending library, have to be requested 5 days before the due date.




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