Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary loan services are available to faculty, staff and students. Books, government documents, music scores, and photocopies of periodical articles are the most frequently requested items borrowed from other libraries. Every effort is made to secure the materials from a nearby location and to avoid charges for the loans.

Hardin-Simmons University makes no charges for interlibrary loan services; however, charges assessed by the lending library are passed on to the borrower.

The time required to secure the materials is usually one to three weeks, and the loan period is set by the lending library. It is important to provide all the bibliographic information asked for on the Interlibrary Loan Request Form, especially a complete title with no omitted words, as requests are processed by computerized database. The Interlibrary Loan Request Forms are available on the library web page.

The Interlibrary Loan Department (ext. 1230) supervises interlibrary loans and courier lending.

One of the few restrictions to Interlibrary Loan is no more than five requests in a given year from the most recent five years of any periodical title. This is in accordance with accepted policy for compliance with current copyright guidelines.

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