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Interlibrary Loan

As a service to our patrons, the Indiana University Southeast Library will borrow materials from other libraries. IU Southeast students, staff, and faculty may order materials through interlibrary loan. Kentuckiana Metroversity students should order interlibrary loan materials from the school they are currently attending. If you are not a member of the IU Southeast student, faculty, or staff , please contact your local Public Library for Interlibrary Loan Services.

You can request the following material

  • Books and photocopied articles (from periodicals or newspapers) may be requested. Materials ordered on interlibrary loan through IU Southeast should be for research or academic purposes. Recreational and/or leisure materials should be ordered through your local Public Library.
  • Materials owned by the IU Libraries will not be ordered on interlibrary loan. Patrons may request those materials held by IU Libraries directly from IUCAT via Request Delivery. If no copies are available for loan within the IU system, then an interlibrary loan request will be considered.
  • Most libraries will not loan videocassettes, sound recordings, reference books, an entire journal volume, or rare books.

There are several policies borrowers must agree to in regards to interlibrary loan.

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Interlibrary Loan Policies

Who May Use This Service?

IU Southeast students, staff, and faculty may order materials through interlibrary loan. Kentuckiana Metroversity students should order interlibrary loan materials from the school they are currently attending. If you are not an IU Southeast student, faculty member, or staff member, please contact your local Public Library for Interlibrary Loan Services.

Types of Materials That May Be Requested

  • Books and photocopied articles (from periodicals or newspapers) may be requested. Materials ordered on interlibrary loan through IU Southeast should be for research or academic purposes. Recreational and/or leisure materials should be ordered through your local Public Library.
  • Materials owned by the IU Libraries will not be ordered on interlibrary loan. Patrons may request those materials held by IU Libraries directly from IUCA via Request Delivery. If no copies are available for loan within the IU system, then an interlibrary loan request will be considered.
  • Most libraries will not loan videocassettes, sound recordings, reference books, an entire journal volume, or rare books.

Where to Make Requests

Requests for books and articles can be placed using the links above. In compliance with United States copyright laws, patrons must agree with the Copyright Compliance Notice before placing an Article Request.

If you have any questions about completing an Interlibrary Loan Request form, please consult the reference librarian on duty.

Number of Items That May Be Requested

Undergraduate students may order up to 50 items per semester. There are no restrictions on the number of items ordered by graduate students, faculty, and staff.

How Interlibrary Loan Works

The IU Southeast Library will first attempt to borrow materials from other IU campuses, for article requests. Unfilled article requests and non-IU book requests are sent via an online computer system to Purdue University, Ball State University, Indiana State University, and Notre Dame. If the requests are still unfilled, they will be sent via an online computer system to Kentuckiana Metroversity libraries and to various other libraries throughout the country.

Time Periods Involved

Requests usually take 2 weeks at a minimum to fill. This time period will vary (longer in the Fall and Spring semesters, and shorter in the Summer). The time period also varies depending on where the lending library is located.

Loan periods for books vary. Some other libraries have lending periods of only two weeks. Transit time will be subtracted so the loan period may only be one week in some cases.

All interlibrary loan books are subject to recall at any time by the lending library.

Renewals

Many libraries will not renew books. Renewals should be requested 3-4 days before the due date. This may be done by calling (812) 941-2487 or by e-mailing the Interlibrary Loan Department (illoan@ius.edu).

Books may only be renewed one time. Books which become overdue may NOT be renewed. No exceptions!

Charges

There is no charge to our patrons to place an interlibrary loan. Any normal costs are absorbed by the Library. However, if an overdue fine is imposed by the lending library, that charge will be passed on to the patron.

Fines for Late Returns

Books must be returned on or before the due date. If an interlibrary loan book becomes more than seven days overdue, a $5.00 fee will be charged plus a fine of 25 cents per day, with no maximum limit.

Notification

When materials are received, patrons will be notified by campus e-mail. Notices will be sent to the patron's IU Southeast email address only. Materials may be picked up at the Library Circulation Desk.

Canceling a Request

E-mail the Interlibrary Loan Department (illoan@ius.edu) or contact the department by phone at (812) 941-2487, if you wish to cancel an interlibrary loan request.

Comments/Suggestions? Contact Gabrielle M. Carr, Coordinator of Public Services.

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