What is Interlibrary Loan?
Interlibrary Loan is a service provided to students, faculty and staff of Argosy University, Chicago to supply materials unavailable in the Library. The kinds of materials that may be obtained through interlibrary loan include:
Every attempt will be made to identify sources that are willing to lend your requested item, but not everything that can be cited is available for interlibrary loan, including older ERIC documents, unpublished papers, and some videos and dissertations, for example.
**Textbooks required for course study are not provided by Interlibrary Loan. Textbooks should be purchased.**
Also, a single item may not be requested more than once per semester, regardless of who initiates the request. When we note multiple attempts to borrow particular items in the course of a single semester we will consider whether to purchase those items for the library collection.
How do I request materials?
Requests are now processed through the new ILLIAD interlibrary loan system:
Is this service free?
The library charges a $1.00 copy fee for articles. The copy fee is waived if there is a fee charged by the lending library. The interlibrary loan staff will contact you if there are any fees other than the $1.00 copy charge (unless you indicate the maximum amount you are willing to pay). There is no charge for books.
How long does it take to receive materials?
Although some articles arrive within a day or two; on average, materials ordered through interlibrary loan arrive within 10 working days. Some materials may take longer.
How long may I keep the material?
Loan periods for books and other print items range from 2 to 6 weeks. If an interlibrary loan item is needed longer, please contact the interlibrary loan staff at 312-777-7651 to request a renewal.
Where do I return the books?
Return all interlibrary loan books to the circulation or reference desk.
How can I get more information?
Contact Fay Kallista, Reference Librarian @ email@example.com