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Before you submit an ILL request...
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asked a librarian
about the availablilty of the item in our collection?
Do you have an up-to-date library account and an Alliant ID?
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How to find a known journal article from a citation
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Alliant Library also owns journals in paper format? Check the
to see if journal articles are available at your home library.
Typical interlibrary loans are free, but special requests may have a charge?
Requested items usually take
to arrive? It depends on the location of the loaning library and the number of libraries a request must be sent to so it will be filled.
The library cannot request e-books available at other libraries because of licensing agreements?
You have a choice of the following requests:
- The borrower is responsible for returning materials on time and paying for damaged or lost materials, and any overdue fines.
- Place a request only if the journal article is not available at your home library in paper or on one of the
. If you need assistance with checking the availability of a journal please call the reference department of your
. Please be aware of
Federal copyright laws
Chapter or portion of a book
- Check the
first to see if the entire book is available. If not available, the library may request the entire book instead of one chapter as it is most cost effective. You will be responsible for making your own photo copies.
Conference or Working Paper request
-Conference proceedings are difficult to get through interlibrary loans. Generally you need to contact the individual or organization directly.
Thesis or Dissertation
- Before submitting a request for a dissertation, please check
ProQuest Dissertation and Theses
. Most dissertations published since 1997 are available full-text (PDF format). Recently published dissertations may not be available for loan or available on the ProQuest database. Usually it takes about 3-6 months from submission to appear in the database.
- If you aren't in a big hurry, you can make purchase suggestions for recently published, non-textbook titles that you think your home library should own. Titles should support the curriculum. Please read our
collection development policy
for more information. Approved purchase suggestions can take 2-6 weeks to arrive in the library.
Need the status of your request? Check
My Library Account
or contact your home library's ILL
Inter-Library Loan Options
Journal article request
Chapter or portion of a book request
Proceedings of a conference request
Thesis or Dissertation request
Interlibrary Loan Help
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