Interlibrary Loan Guidelines

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Deborah Ahlers
Head of Public Services

Tammy Hunt
Interlibrary Loan Associate

ILL Office

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) refers to the borrowing and lending of materials between libraries. ILL helps you obtain materials not available in our library.

For information about the library’s lending practices, please consult our Interlibrary Loan Guidelines for Lenders.

Who May Use ILL?

Faculty, staff, and students.

How to Request Materials

Requests can be submitted online. In the library catalog, you may use the ILL button to submit requests.  Visit our guide about requesting materials for step-by-step directions.

What Can be Requested?

We will attempt to borrow all types of materials, but not everything can always be filled. Many lending libraries will not loan reference books, audio visual materials, and other special formats.

Textbooks & Required Readings

Please do not rely on ILL for textbooks and course readings.  Requests for textbooks and required course readings for courses currently offered at Norwich cannot be filled. These materials can be difficult to obtain and even if available, they only circulate for short time periods and are subject to recall.  We can assist you in finding purchasing information for textbooks.

Loan Periods & Renewals

Books & Other Returnable Materials
Due dates for books and other returnable materials are determined by the lending library. All returnable material will have a book band attached to it with a due date; please do not remove this band.

Articles are delivered electronically via ILLiad and do not need to be returned. Be sure to save articles received to your computer as they are only available for 60 days.

If an ILL is not yet overdue, you can renew online (consult this guide for assistance). If you have trouble or your item is overdue, please email or call x2182.

Returning Materials

Materials should be returned on time to the Library Services Desk. If ILL materials are late, you will receive overdue notices as a reminder. You will be billed for the replacement cost ($50 minimum) of materials over 30 days late, but this will be refunded if the item is returned within 30 days. The ILL office may also suspend future ILL privileges if materials are late.

The Norwich University Library follows current copyright guidelines when requesting a copy of material. We request no more than five articles in a calendar year from the most recent five-year period of a given journal title . If this limit is exceeded, we place requests through an article delivery service. All supplied copies include a notice of copyright.

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