InterLibrary Loan FAQ

LCCC InterLibrary Loan FAQ

What is InterLibrary Loan?
InterLibrary Loan (ILL) is the borrowing and lending of books and other materials between libraries.  When materials are needed which are not held by the LCCC Library or by OhioLINK institutions, ILL staff will request the needed material from other sources.  These sources may include other universities, public libraries, and commercial libraries.

Can I make an ILL request?

LCCC and University Partnership Students

Books:
If you are a LCCC or University Partnership student please use OhioLINK to request a book not available at the LCCC Library.  

Articles:
LCCC or University Partnership students in need of a full-text article not available through OhioLINK Research databases, have three options:  1). You may utilize the Electronic ILL request Form, or 2). You may utilize the paper copy of the ILL Request Form available at the Reference desk, or 3).  You may contact a librarian at the Reference desk and the form will be completed for you (Ext. 4106).

LCCC or University Partnership staff or faculty

Books:
Please use OhioLINK to request a book not available at the LCCC Library.  If an item is not available at LCCC or through OhioLINK, we offer LCCC or University Partnership staff or faculty an InterLibrary loan form for books (paper or electronically).  The print form is located at the Reference desk. 

Articles:
LCCC or University Partnership staff or faculty in need of a periodical article not owned by the LCCC Library or available through OhioLINK Research Databases, have three options:  1). You may utilize the Electronic ILL request Form, or 2). You may utilize the paper copy of the ILL Request Form available at the Reference desk, or 3).  You may contact a librarian at the Reference desk and the form will be completed for you (Ext. 4106).

Community Borrowers

Books:
Community borrowers please use OhioLINK to request a book not available at the LCCC Library.  Community borrowers may request up to 5 OhioLINK items.

Articles:
Community borrowers may request articles through the public library when the article is not available through the OhioLINK Research Databases at the LCCC Library.

Is there a fee?
There is no charge for the use of LCCC InterLibrary loan services.  However, there are costs associated with the process of receiving materials from other institutions, such as labor, photo duplication, copyright compliance, and postage and handling.  Please only request materials you need.

How long will it take for my request to be processed?
When requesting an OhioLINK book, the material will arrive at the LCCC Library within 3 to 5 working days.  Generally, a request for an article will be processed within 24 hours and the requested material should arrive within 7 to 10 working days.  However, this time frame may vary.

How will I know when my requested material arrives?
A Library staff member will contact LCCC and University Partnership students when the material requested has arrived.  LCCC and University Partnership staff and faculty may request delivery to their office when the ILL item has arrived. 

Where do I pick up the requested book or article?
Please pick up your requested material at the Library Circulation Desk.

Copyright?
In accordance with U.S. Copyright laws, it is illegal to request several articles from the same issue of a journal, or even from the same year.

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