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Interlibrary Loan

General ILL Borrowing Policy

  1. Interlibrary loan services are available to currently enrolled UM students, faculty, and staff only.
  2. ILL books are available to pick up at the circulation desk located on the first floor of the Library.  A photo ID is required to pick up items.
  3. Patrons can request books, copies of articles, and audiovisual items.
  4. A patron may have a maximum of 25 active requests at one time.
  5. The Interlibrary Loan office cannot order textbooks required for class.
  6. Due to copyright law, no more than 10% or one chapter of a book (whichever is less) can be copied for interlibrary loan patrons.
  7. In most cases, this standard also applies to e-books. Chapters or specific pages following the 10% rule may be requested, but not the entire e-book.
  8. If a patron loses an interlibrary loan item, they will be responsible to pay for the item based on the amount the lending library charges.
  9. Please provide as much information as possible when placing a request.  The more information you provide, the faster the lending library can locate the item.
  10. Due to the varying amount of time items can take to arrive, please try to request items ahead of time when possible.