- Interlibrary Loan (ILL)
- - What is an
- - Who can use it?
- - How does it work?
- - How
much does it cost?
- - How long will it take?
- - How long will
the JPII Library hold my Interlibrary loan materials?
- - Are there restrictions?
- - Where is the Interlibrary
- - Place
an ILL request online
- What is an Interlibrary Loan?
- John Paul II Library provides
access to journals and books in thousands of libraries through the Interlibrary Loan. If
the articles or books needed for your research are not owned by the JPII Library, OPAL or
OhioLINK, we will locate the needed items at another library and borrow them for you.
- Who can use it?
- Interlibrary loan service is available only to faculty,
staff and students of the Franciscan University of Steubenville.
- How does it work?
- First, fill out an online
Interlibrary Loan Request Form. Print forms are also available at the
circulation desk. The JPII Library will send your request to a library which owns the
material you have requested. When the requested material arrives, library it will be
held at the Circulation Desk. Any charges for items borrowed must be paid in full before
- How much does it cost?
- JPII Library does not
charge for Interlibrary Loans. However, the library which is lending the item to us may
charge. The cost for photocopies of journal articles usually ranges from free to $10, but
it can also be more.
- How long will it take?
- If the ILL
request form is filled out correctly, the item will usually arrive in 3-4 business
days. A printout from the database with citations, ISSN numbers and other
information is very helpful. Abbreviations, incomplete or incorrect information on the
request forms will delay processing. For help in verifying a citation or translating
abbreviations, check with a Reference Librarian.
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- How long will the JPII Library hold my Interlibrary
- Interlibrary loan materials will be held for 10 days, then
- Are there restrictions?
- Often, other libraries do not lend audiovisual materials,
microfilm, reference, rare books and
technical reports. Doctoral dissertations are usually unavailable. We will attempt to
borrow such materials if we can find libraries that lend them. It is possible to order
photocopies of journal articles, but entire issues or volumes are generally not available
through Interlibrary loan.
- Where is the Interlibrary Loan Office?
- The Interlibrary Loan office is located on the first floor
of the JPII Library in the Technical Services area (next to the elevator). We are looking
forward to serving you. Linda Franklin, firstname.lastname@example.org,
is responsible for Interlibrary Loan Services and will be happy to answer any of your
concerns Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm, 283-6220.
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