What is Interlibrary Loan (ILL)?
Interlibrary loan is a library service you can use to request journal articles that are:
You can also use ILL to request books that are:
What happens when I submit an ILL request?
Your request is received by a library staff person who searches for libraries that have the item you need and asks if one of them can supply the material to us for your use.
Who may request an ILL?
Anyone affiliated with the Marietta College community may request an ILL. This includes students, current employees, and retired employees. Community patrons and MC alumni can request interlibrary loan materials through their local public library system.
Will I be charged for an ILL request?
Interlibrary loan is provided as a regular, continuing library service at no charge to patrons.
What types of materials can I request?
How many requests can I make at one time?
As many as you need.
How long does it take for an item to arrive?
If I've requested a book, how will I know it has arrived and where do I pick it up?
You will receive an email message from firstname.lastname@example.org with instructions on how to pick up the book at Legacy Library.
If I've requested an article, how will I know it has arrived and where do I pick it up?-->
You will receive an email message from email@example.com with a URL and password needed to download the article directly to your computer.
If I'm notified that my request has been unfilled, what does that mean?
It means that we could not find a library that is able to provide the item you are requesting.
What happens if I lose or damage an item I've obtained through ILL?
Legacy Library will be billed for the loss or damage and we will then pass the billing on to you.
How do I renew an item I've obtained through ILL?
What if I have other questions about ILL?