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Circulation: Interlibrary Loan

This guide describes circulation policies regarding: library cards, checking out items, loan periods, returning items, overdue notices and replacement costs, intercampus loans, interlibrary loans, and the reserve system.

How to Request Materials Through Interlibrary Loan

 

                 Book Request Form (complete one for each book you are requesting)

                 Article Request Form (complete one for each article you are requesting)

  • If you need assistance completing the forms please click here to contact a Librarian:   
  • Print versions of Interlibrary Loan forms are available at the Reference and Circulation Desks at the Pellissippi Libraries.

Interlibrary Loan FAQs

  • What is an Interlibrary Loan?  An interlibrary loan occurs when one library loans material to another library so that the second library can then loan the material to one of their patrons (in our case, a Pellissippi State student or a member of Pellissippi State's faculty or staff).
  • Who is Eligible to Request an Interlibrary Loan?  Currently enrolled Pellissippi State students and currently employed Pellissippi State faculty and staff members.
  • What Items can be Requested?  Books, journal articles, and articles from other types of periodicals. 
  • How Long Will it Take?  On average, items are received within 7-14 days.  Items may be received sooner, but may also take longer because this service is dependent on the processing time at the lending library and the U.S. Postal Service delivery schedules.

Restrictions:  To comply with copyright guidelines, the library is limited to requesting five articles, published within the past five years, from a particular journal title per calendar year.  Only items the Pellissippi State Community College Library does not own are eligible for interlibrary loan requests.