Answered By: April Aultman Becker
Last Updated: Apr 03, 2017     Views: 15

Interlibrary Loan (heretofore referred to as ILL) is the service used to request material (books, journal articles, theses, music) from other libraries that the SRSU Library doesn't have access to. There are a few different ways you can complete and submit an ILL form. The first is filling out the ILL Form found on the SRSU Library homepage. In this form you will need to include your name, Banner Number, email, etc. as well as the bibliographic information (Name of book or article, author's name, page numbers needed, etc.) of the material you are requesting.

You may also fill out an ILL form from the WorldCat database (a database that shows you material from libraries all over the world). Once you're on the page of the material you wish to borrow, there will be a link that says 'Request to borrow from another library (Interlibrary Loan)' . You will only need to fill out your basic information since the bibliographic information will already be provided.

If you are requesting a full text electronic journal article through one of our journal databases, there is a link in the article that takes you to an ILL form. Again you will only need to fill out your basic information since the bibliographic information will already be provided.

Please keep in mind that physical materials such as books and DVDs may take anywhere from 1-2 weeks to arrive. Electronic journal articles that you request through our online databases however should be emailed to you in 1-2 days.

When you fill out an ILL form, you will receive an email confirmation that we received it. When your requested item is ready to be picked up you will receive an email and you may pick up your items at the Information Desk on the first floor of the library.

If you would like to request a renewal of your ILL item, please submit a Renewal Form. Please keep in mind however that these items are the property of other libraries, and it is entirely up to them if they wish to renew the material you borrowed from them.