Request Interlibrary Loan
For questions concerning Interlibrary Loan at B-CU, please contact
Mr. Angelo Salvo
What is an Interlibrary Loan?
An interlibrary loan is a transaction through which library materials are made available by one library to another for the use of an individual for research or serious study.
Who May Use It?
Faculty, undergraduates, and staff may request needed material through Interlibrary Loan.
What May Be Borrowed?
Listed below are materials that often are not available through Interlibrary Loan:
Photocopymay be requested in lieu of loan.
- Dissertations and Theses. Some libraries lend doctoral dissertations; many do not. Most dissertations are available for purchase from University Microfilms International. Masters'
thesestend to be more often available through Interlibrary Loan thanare doctoral dissertations.
- Special Collections.
- Reference Books.
- Rare Books and Manuscripts.
- Newspapers in the Original. Microfilm is generally available for loan.
- Duplicates of Books Which Are in the Carl Swisher Library Collection unless the need is urgent and the material can be found in another Central Florida Library.
How Long Will It Take?
One to two weeks, on the average, when the needed material can be found in the Central Florida area. Two to four weeks, on the average, when the material must be obtained from outside the area.
How Much Will It Cost?
Photocopy acquired through Interlibrary Loan will be
Procedure for Requesting And Receiving Material
A separate request form in some cases must be filled out for each item desired
When the requested material arrives, borrowers will be notified by phone, if possible. They should come by the Reference Department to pick up the material as soon as possible. It is the responsibility of the borrower to check on the status of the requested material.
More Information For the Borrower
The length of the loan period is set by the lending library. It is usually two or three weeks but varies with the lending library. Restrictions, such as "library use only" and "no photocopying" are set also by the lending library. These restrictions must be strictly observed. Failure to comply with such limits and restrictions will result in a loss of Interlibrary Loan privileges.
Renewals should be requested only in exceptional cases. When a renewal is necessary, the borrower must get in touch with the Carl Swisher Reference Department three or four days before the material is due.
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