Interlibrary Loan

POLICY

  • The purpose of interlibrary loan is to provide materials NOT AVAILABLE in the Benedictine College Library.

TEXTBOOKS

  • Due to limited availability of current textbooks and a lending period shorter than a semester, (normally 4 weeks) we will no longer process requests for these items.  In recent semesters, there were several instances where the BC Library jeopardized its borrowing privileges with primary lending libraries. Because borrowed textbooks were so overdue, our privileges were suspended.  In order to provide this service it is necessary for us to be on good terms with the other libraries with which we do business.  Please note that with the exception of textbooks, we will continue to procure all other types of materials, (books, articles, DVDs, Videos, etc.)   

COST

  • No cost to patron for loans, copies or overdue items. 
  • Replacement costs charged if item is not returned.
     

REQUESTING

  • Books - requested electronically via Online Catalog or WorldCat. (Patron’s Benedictine library ID  must be current.)
  • Articles – requested electronically from Online Databases (EbscoHost, ArticleFirst, etc.)
  • E-mail – If item/article is not found on available databases, send description/citation to Interlibrary Loan at ill@benedictine.edu
     

LOAN PERIOD

  • Photocopies – no due date
  • Returnable items – 1 month (Renewals at the discretion of lending library)
     

DELIVERY TIME FRAME

  • Photocopies – usually 1-3 days
  • Returnable Items – Optimally 3 days – 2 weeks (Allow 2 weeks)
     

NOFITICATION & PICKUP

  • Notified by E-mail (preferred) or phone
  • Pickup at front Circulation Desk during regular library hours.
     

QUESTIONS / PROBLEMS