Interlibrary Loan - FAQ
What Is It?
Interlibrary loan (ILL) is a service to obtain materials not available in your local collection. Requests may be made to obtain books from other Tarleton Campuses or libraries nationwide. Requested items may include books, journal articles, microforms, videos, etc. All materials are obtained within the guidelines of copyright legislation.
ILLiad is our online Interlibrary Loan tracking and document delivery system. Use your Tarleton NTNET username and password to access your account. Please update your personal information upon initial login.
Who May Borrow Or Request Materials?
Tarleton State University current students, faculty, and staff.
How Many Items May I Borrow?
Tarleton students, faculty, and staff may have up to 20 items borrowed on their account at one time.
Where Do I Get My Items?
Most journals articles will be available in electronic format. You will be sent an email instructing you to log in to your ILLiad account to access the article. Due to Copyright law electronic access to articles expires 30 days from receipt of email.
Loan materials will be shipped to your campus location for pick up. Simply choose the best delivery location by clicking on the Change User Information link when you logon to your Illiad account.
How Much Does It Cost?
There is no cost for placing requests with Tarleton's ILL Service. If the lending library charges a fee to loan or supply the item or copyright fees apply, you will be notified beforehand to determine if you wish to pay charges or not. You are responsible for all interlibrary loan charges including fees for overdue or lost materials.
When Interlibrary Loan items are not returned by the due date, our library is at risk of losing borrowing privileges at that lending institution. Therefore, the library charges $1.00/day for overdue ILLiad materials.
How Long Will It Take?
Expect to wait between 1-2 weeks, so plan your research accordingly. Patrons will be notified if we are unable to locate requested items.
How Will I know When Items Are Received?
You are notified via Tarleton email when the item is available electronically or is ready for pick up at your designated delivery location.
What May Not Be Requested?
Most libraries will not lend entire periodicals, rare or fragile materials, reference books, and electronic books.
How Long Do I Keep Borrowed Materials?
The usual loan period is 3 weeks, however, there may be variation from library to library. Due dates will be clearly marked on each item. You may request renewals through your ILLiad account.
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Who Can I Call for Additional Help?
For more information on the Interlibrary Loan service, call us at 254-968-9660 or email email@example.com.