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Requesting an Article Through Interlibrary Loan

Published October 7, 2009  Submitted by:  Aleah

Through the Library's interlibrary loan service, magazine and journal articles may be borrowed from other libraries. You may request photocopies of materials such as magazines and some materials reproduced in microform such as newspapers. Photocopy requests are filled in accordance with copyright law.

Who may use Interlibrary Loan?

Interlibrary loan services are available to anyone who has a current Library card in good standing. Interlibrary loan services are not available to temporary or limited address cardholders.

How do I place an Interlibrary Loan request?

There are several options for submitting an article request via interlibrary loan:

You'll need to collect as much information about the article as you can. The more information provided to the Interlibrary Loan department, the better their chances of finding the article. The type of information needed include:

How will I know when my Interlibrary Loan has arrived?

When the article has arrived, usually within seven to ten days, you will be notified by mail (e-mail is not available); it is helpful to bring notification with you when picking up materials. If you do not pick up the materials within ten days the photcopies will be discarded and any charges will be added to your patron record. Repeated failure to pick up materials can result in termination of interlibrary loan privileges.

If a request cannot be filled you will receive an interlibrary loan status report indicating why the request was canceled.

Library fees

$2 will be charged for each photocopy request. Fees are payable upon receipt. Photocopy transactions already in process cannot be canceled.

How many requests can I make at one time?

You can have 20 requests for photocopies at one time.

For more information:

Interlibrary Loan Phone: (417) 616-0529

Interlibrary loan FAX: (417) 877-9319 

* Library card required for use outside the Library

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