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All you need to know about ILLservices

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

 

To get articles and books that the library does not own, take advantage of ILL, a free service for NDNU community members.

 

How do I make an ILL request for articles?

 

Articles identified using Discovery Search:

When you are reviewing articles that are part of Discovery search results, articles that do not show the 'Access Online' button will display the following:

Picture of 'Request Item through Interlibrary Loan' button

Use this button to submit an ILL Request. 

Occasionally, linking issues can occur.  If this happens, please come to the library's Reference Desk with printed information highlighting the article you wish to get and we will work with you to complete the request.

 

Articles identified using a database:

When you are reviewing your article database search results and the library does not own access to an item, you will see this:

Image of 'Check for full-text' link

Use that link to initiate ILL article requests. 

Occasionally, linking issues can occur.  If this happens, please come to the library's Reference Desk with information highlighting the article you wish to get and we will work with you to complete the request. 

 

 

How do I make an ILL request for books?

When you are reviewing your search results and the library does not own or have electronic access to a book, the ILL request feature will appear as the following button:

Image of the 'Request Item through Interlibrary Loan' button

Use this button to submit an ILL Request.  If you don't see the button, click on the book's title and it should be visible. 

 

 

When will I get the item(s) I request?  

Articles are taking about 3 days to receive; they will be emailed to you as attachments.  Our goal is to get materials to you as quickly as possible, please keep in mind that getting some items can involve longer turnaround times.

Book arrival times vary, and that time is determined by the library that is providing us with the requested item, but it's usually a week.  You will be notified when books are available for pick up from the library's Circulation Desk.  An ILL book's due date is determined by the lending library.

 

 

Can ILL books be renewed?  

'Renewing' means extending the loan period of your borrowed items so you can hang on to them longer and avoid overdue fees.

The answer is maybe.  Email us at interlibraryloan@ndnu.edu with your request at least three days before your ILL item is due so that we can contact the lending library about the renewal request.  The lending library will determine if the item can be renewed and if so, what the new due date will be.  Please include the title of the item you wish to renew in your email.