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Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) allows UTC students, faculty, and staff to obtain loans or copies of items that the UTC Library does not own.

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  • Requests are managed via ILLiad. You can view checkouts, renew loans, access delivered articles, and track requests through your ILLiad account.
  • You will be notified by e-mail when your loan or article is available.
  • Articles will be delivered via a persistent URL or a PDF file to your ILLiad account.
  • Book/physical item loans typically a week to 10 days to arrive (delivery times vary widely).

ILL Policies

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Interlibrary Loan services are available to UTC students, staff, and faculty. For users not belonging to those groups, we encourage you to contact your local public library about interlibrary loan services.
Requests must be submitted electronically via ILLiad. ILLiad requires first-time users to create a user account. Once the user account is established, users can submit requests anytime from a computer with internet access.
Many different types of materials can be requested via ILL, including books, articles, chapters, microfilm/microfiche, and conference proceedings. The following items are often difficult to obtain: rare and older books and manuscripts, popular fiction, textbooks, entire journal volumes, audiovisual materials (DVDs and CDs), maps, and dissertations and theses.
Because interlibrary loaned items are generally short-term loans from other institutions, we do not recommend ILL for course textbooks, since they will likely come due long before the semester ends. It can also be difficult for us to acquire textbooks via ILL, since other institutions are also likely using that item as a course text.
Turnaround times are highly variable and depend on the availability and circulation policies of the libraries sending us materials. While many journal articles will be available in as little as 24 hours, physical materials are snail-mailed, and can take 7-10 business days (or more) to arrive once a lender agrees to provide the material.
When the item you requested via ILL is available, you will receive a notification email to your UTC email address.
Loan times and limits are set by the lending institution sending us the material. When you receive the item, it will have details about the due date, and about whether or not you may request a renewal to keep the item a bit longer.
Interlibrary loan services are free for UTC students, faculty, and staff.
The lending library will typically assess both a replacement fee and processing fee for the item lost. The policy of the lending library is used to determine the fee. You will receive a bill notification from the UTC Library via e-mail. Payment can be made at the UTC Library Circulation Desk.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact us.

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