Interlibrary Loan
    Request Forms: Books | Articles

    • What is it?
      Thanks to the generosity of other libraries across the country, you can borrow books and get photocopies of articles that are not part of our collection.

    • Who can use it?
      This service is available to students, faculty and staff of Adrian College.

    • What does it cost?
      This service is free for borrowers. The library pays for postage and borrowing fees charged by other libraries.

    • Due dates and renewals
      Due dates for ILL books are set by the lending library. Renewals are sometimes possible, but you must make renewal requests before the due date or the items will have to be returned. Contact Richard Geyer at 265-5161 x4220 or email ill@adrian.edu to request a renewal.

    • Fines
      You will be charged $1.00 per item, per day for overdue ILL books.

    • How do I make ILL requests?

      a. From any detailed record screen in OCLC FirstSearch databases, just click the ILL tab or the "borrow this item from another library" link. Fill out the form and click submit.

      b. Copy and paste citations into our web request forms. Some databases include links to the forms within each citation. Article Request Form | Book Request Form

      c. We also have paper request forms available in the library.

    • Tips

      Please allow 2 weeks for materials to arrive. Some items may arrive more quickly, but you can't count on it.

      b. If you do not have two weeks to wait for items to arrive, please ask a librarian for help finding rosources in our library.

      c. Always check the Library Catalog or Journals List before making a request. Please do not request items we already have. You may request articles when the available full-text is missing tables, images or other important information. You may also request books when our copy is checked out.

      d. Some items may be difficult or impossible to obtain. Examples include audiovisual materials, archival materials, dissertations, recently published or rare books. You are welcome to request these items, but it would be a good idea to have a "plan b" in case we can't fill your request.

      e. In many OCLC FirstSearch databases you can see the number of "libraries worldwide that own item." Pay attention to this information; the lower the number the harder it may be to get the item. A very low number (below 5) may indicate a rare work or archival item that will many times be unavailable.

    • Need help?
      Ask a librarian if you need help making requests or contact Richard Geyer at 265-5161 x4220 or ill@adrian.edu with questions about a specific request.

    UPDATED: 8/15/2019

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