Inter-Library Loan Services
What is Interlibrary Loan?
Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a special service provided to help faculty and students obtain research materials that are not owned by Warren A. Hood Library from other libraries. Patrons are encouraged to use Interlibrary Loan, but only after thoroughly searching the resources of Warren A. Hood Library. Interlibrary loans are time consuming, usually requiring a minimum of 2 to 4 weeks.
Who may use ILL?
Faculty, Staff, and Students from Belhaven University are eligible for Interlibrary Loan Services. However, persons with restrictions due to fines, overdue books and other circumstances may be blocked from Interlibrary Loan services until all library accounts are cleared.
What kinds of materials may I request through ILL?
ILL requests may be submitted for books, photocopies of journal articles, and other materials. Please realize that rare books, audiovisual, microform, genealogical and reference materials, and most dissertations are not generally available for loan.
What about copyright laws?
The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code), governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research". If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement. This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order, if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.
How much does it cost?
Generally books may be obtained without cost to patrons. However, nominal fees charged by other libraries may be passed on to patrons. Photocopying charges are the responsibility of the patron.
How do I request materials?
ILL materials are requested by using Loan Request Forms obtained at the Library Circulation Desk, or by completing the Interlibrary Loan Form located on the Library web page and sent to email@example.com.
***Before submitting a request, check the Library's catalog and the appropriate electronic databases to be sure it is not already available on campus. If the material you need is not available in any of these sources, you may request the item(s) using the following form(s).
Is there a limit on how many requests I can order?
There is generally not a limit on requests. However, Warren A. Hood Library reserves the right to limit the number of request filled for each patron. Check with staff for details.
How long does ILL take and how will I know when materials arrive?
Allow two-four weeks for delivery of materials. Pickup notices for books are e-mailed to you .
Where do I pick up/return ILL material?
ILL materials may be picked up and returned at the Library Circulation Desk.
How long can I keep ILL materials?
The loan period for books is set by the lending library and is generally one month. Due dates are written on the book band. Photocopied articles are yours to keep once paid for.
May I renew ILL materials?
Interlibrary Loan Material normally cannot be renewed. However, inquiries regarding circulation period may be directed to the Interlibrary Loan Librarian at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are there overdue fines?
Fines are levied for overdue interlibrary loan material at the rate of $1.00 per day for each request, with no maximum fine.