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Interlibrary Loan Information: ILL FAQ


If the item you need is not available in our Library, we may be able to borrow the item for you through interlibrary-loan.

  • What items can be requested through ILL?
    Books and journal articles are the most frequently requested items.  CDs, DVDs, VHS tapes, and microform material will be requested on a case-by-case basis since many libraries do not make these items available for loans or they may charge fees for these materials.  If you are not sure about requesting a specific item, please contact the Library at 812-330-6080.
  • How long will I have to wait for something to arrive?
    It can be difficult to give specific times but we generally give patrons an estimate of one to two weeks. Items requested from other Ivy Tech campuses and libraries in Indiana typically arrive sooner than requests from out of state libraries. However, there are numerous factors to consider that are beyond the control of Ivy Tech library staff, including: how quickly a lending library responds, the geographical location of the lending library, delivery method, and rate at which the United States Post Office operates.
  • How will I be notified about my requests?
    An email message will be sent to your Ivy Tech email address when your requested item arrives.
  • May I request textbooks?
  • Are there any fees for using ILL?
    No.  We only conduct interlibrary loan services with other libraries that loan items free of charge.
  • Can I renew my ILL items?
    In most cases, lending libraries do not allow renewals.  However, if you find that you need the item longer than the original due date, please contact the Library so we can attempt to request an extension.  You may keep the item in your possession until you receive a response from us.
  • Are there overdue fines?
    Yes, $1.00 per day.  ILL is a privilege that can be suspended.  Students who do not return ILL materials on time may jeopardize our ability to borrow from the lending library again.

Contact Us:

Ellie Moss
Library - ILL
Ivy Tech Community College
200 Daniels Way
Bloomington, IN  47404
phone: 812-330-6080
fax: 812-330-6082