Answered By: Jennifer Walz
Last Updated: Apr 19, 2017     Views: 16

To request items via InterLibrary loan, simply fill out one of the forms located on our web page

How long does it take?

Library patrons using Interlibrary Loan services must allow two weeks for the requested materials to be delivered.  Two attempts (once by phone, once by mail) will be made to notify patrons of the arrival of the requested materials.   But on average, many materials come much more quickly than that - sometimes in a few days to a week.  It depends on where the item is located and how it is sent to us.

How much does it cost?

 There is no charge for Interlibrary Loan services, as Asbury College covers the cost of acquiring materials and photocopies.

Where do I pick up / return materials?

    Library patrons must pick up requested materials at the Circulation Desk at the Kinlaw Library, and patrons must comply with the due date, renewal limit, and any other restrictions placed on the use of these materials by the lending library.  Requests for renewals must be made at least 3 days prior to the item’s due date.

     All materials borrowed through Interlibrary Loan must be returned to the Circulation Desk at the Kinlaw Library.  Library patrons are responsible for any fines charged by the lending library for overdue or missing items.

How many items can I request?

    There is no limit on the number of items that can be borrowed through Interlibrary Loan.  However, due to the demand for Interlibrary Loan services, the Library staff can only process 10 requests per day per patron. 

    Library staff and patrons are responsible for knowing the applicable copyright laws in regard to reproducing documents obtained through Interlibrary Loan. Library staff must also be particularly aware that, during a calendar year, no more than 5 photocopied articles can be requested from those issues of a specific journal title that have been published within the last 5 years.