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Interlibrary Loan: Pickup/Delivery Options

How to use Interlibrary Loan.

For Photocopies

We deliver all articles electronically, when possible. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader software, which is available from Adobe at no charge.  

Occasionally, articles are too large to deliver electronically, or the quality of the text is too poor to be legible if delivered electronically.  If this is the case, we will hold the article for you to pick up at the circulation desk of the Thomas Cooper Library.

For Books and Other Loans

You may choose to have your books and other returnable items held at the Thomas Cooper Library Circulation Desk or delivered to the Music Library. Please note that all microfilm reels will be held at Thomas Cooper Library, regardless of delivery preference.

If you would like to pick up your materials at the Music Library, and have not yet registered for ILL Express!, be sure to select "Music Library" as your Preferred Loan Delivery Location when completing the registration form. 

If you already have an ILL Express! account and would like to change your Delivery Location to the Music Library, logon to ILL Express!, click on Change User Information, and make the change under "Preferred Loan Delivery Location".  Click on the "Submit Information" button at the bottom of the form to record your new delivery preference.

Loan delivery is available to faculty members with a valid campus address. Please note that all items are the responsibility of the faculty member as soon as they have been placed in campus mail.

Note: A picture ID is required to pick up interlibrary loan books at the Thomas Cooper Library Circulation Desk or the Music Library. You may designate an authorized user to pick up materials for you. 

Note:  Some material is fragile or rare, and lending libraries often designate these items as In Library Use Only.  Microforms are also usually designated In Library Use Only.  You will not be allowed to take such items out of the library.  These restrictions are set by the lending library and we are bound to follow them.  We cannot change these conditions, and we ask patrons to honor them.