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Interlibrary Loan

The library offers an Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service for patrons who need books or other materials not in the library collection. These materials are borrowed from other libraries which either mail or fax them. Simply complete the Interlibrary Loan forms (yellow for magazine articles; blue for books) and turn them in at the Circulation Desk. Ask library staff for help in locating and completing forms. ILL requests can also be made electronically from FirstSearch databases; from other databases using the "Search for Fulltext" link and then selecting the Alternate Method; and books can be ordered using MeLCat (must be currently registered library patron).

ILL is free for LSSU students, faculty and staff in most cases. All other patrons are assessed a processing fee of $5.00 per item requested and limited to fifteen requests per year. In the case of costly ILL requests, patrons may be charged up to $5.00 per item if there are additional charges.

The Library will inform patrons by email or a local telephone call when their ILL requests are received. Patrons without email or a local phone number should check periodically at the Circulation Desk, either in person or by phone (906-635-2815).

Although the ILL Department works quickly to process orders, receipt of ILL materials is dependent on the response time from the lending library, the mail, etc. Orders may be filled in as short a time as a few days, but may take up to two weeks.

For additional information see Interlibrary Loan Policy.

For additional information see Interlibrary Loan Policy.