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Interlibrary Loan

Copies

Articles and book chapters are sent to the borrower as PDF attachments and are yours to keep.  They do not need to be returned.

Loans

The loan period for material sent to Le Moyne by another library is determined by that library.  The loan periods vary but are typically 3-4 weeks.  A paper band attached to the front of the material will indicate the due date.  Most lenders will allow one renewal period which may be shorter than the original loan period.

Renewals

Renewals for ILL material can be requested by using the Renewal Request Form

Renewal is at the discretion of the lending library.  As with ILL due dates, renewal periods vary by lender and in some cases can be shorter than the original loan period.  Please submit the renewal request before the original due date.

Once you have submitted a renewal request you may keep your ILL material until you hear from the ILL office.  You will either receive a new due date or instructions to return the material in cases where renewal is denied by the lender.  In that event, we can submit a new request for that title to other lenders if you so desire.

Extended Loans

Please be aware that ILL (as well as Connect NY) materials are not loaned for the length of a semester.  If you keep material beyond the due date, you may be charged overdue fines or even replacement fees.

If you are requesting material that you feel you need for an extended period of time (beyond any renewal dates), you should plan ahead and request replacement copies as borrowed material comes due.