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Request Materials

INTER-LIBRARY LOANS (ILL)

The ILL service is used to compliment our collection. Through ILL we are able to borrow items from other libraries. It generally takes about one week to receive journal article request from other libraries and two week to receive book request from other libraries located within the State of Indiana. Visit the library desk or complete an ILL form to place an ILL request. There is no charge for ILL items borrowed from another Ivy Tech Library or from another library within the State of Indiana.

Usually, there is no charge for interlibrary loan (ILL) for Ivy Tech students, faculty or staff. (You will be notified beforehand if a fee is required). The Library reserves the right to limit the number of items patrons may request (and we do not make ILL requests for textbooks).

Books
First, check IvyCat to see if the book you want is owned by another Ivy Tech library (or available as an ebook).   If the book is available at an Ivy Tech library, one can made an ILL request with this online form: request a book from another Ivy Tech.  If the book you want is not owned by an Ivy Tech library, we can still usually get it, though it may take a little longer (about 2 weeks). The more information you provide about the book, the quicker we can find and request it.  

Articles
If you need an article that is not available in one of our online subscription periodical databases (ask for help if needed, to determine this), contact the library to see if we can acquire the article for you.

Remember:

  1. You can usually borrow only one, or at the most two, items at a time; exceptions are made for articles. 
  2. If you are in the library and need help with any part of this process, please ask library staff for help.
  3. When requests arrive, books are usually checked out for 4 weeks--pick them up promptly, and please have them back in time! (Articles are usually photocopies and do not need to be returned.)