We will try our best to get you the materials that you need, but there are a few exceptions to what we can borrow from other libraries.
Please don't hesitate to ask us if you have a question about borrowing something.
What we are able to borrow?
- Books, book chapters, journal articles and other materials (such as government documents) that are owned by participating lending libraries in the contiguous U.S. are eligible for ILL.
Things we may not be able to borrow through ILL, though we will definitely try:
- Theses and dissertations.
- There are usually only few print copies of these and they are owned by the library of the university where they were published.
- Recently published items (less than a year).
- If it just came out, then other libraries likely won't have copies for us to borrow yet.
Items that CANNOT be borrowed through ILL:
How many items can I borrow through ILL?
- There is no set limit on the number of items that can be borrowed through ILL, however, we can choose to only process 10 items per patron per day. Also, we can choose to limit how many articles can be borrowed once a journal reaches the copyright limit.