Loan (aka ILL) is a 24/7 service for members of the Schreiner University community
(faculty, staff and students in good standing). This service obtains
for our patrons research materials not available at Logan Library. Books
are borrowed from other libraries, and photocopies of non-circulating
materials such as journal articles are acquired.
Material stored in other media, such as videotapes and audiotapes,
etc. may also be available for borrowing, depending on the lending
policies of the owning libraries.
conditions for this service are set by local agreements,
the regulations of the individual lending libraries, and
Interlibrary Loan Code.
may use Interlibrary Loan?
current Schreiner University students, faculty, and staff
are eligible for Interlibrary Loan services.
patrons can inquire with their local public library for this
do I use Interlibrary Loan?
- Online article request forms exist in many of the databases available at the Library.
- For EBSCO databases, the link is found in the left menu when you are viewing the abstract of an article.
- WorldCat's link is found at the bottom left corner of the detailed record screen.
filling out a request for a book, check
the Library's catalog to ensure we don't already have it.
filling out a request for an article,
check the Library's catalog for the journal title or use the Journal Finders page.
ask for assistance at the Reference Desk if you are uncertain how to proceed.
To use our request forms
long does a requested item take to arrive?
The time taken for materials to arrive
depends upon several factors, including:
close the supplying library is to Schreiner University
or not the item is immediately available at that library,
time (requested materials are usually sent by Library
in delivery due to holidays, etc.
BOOKS may require
5 to 10 working days to arrive and must be returned
ARTICLES may require 3 to 7 working days to arrive and are yours to keep
Items are picked up and delivered to Logan Library on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays unless the library is closed for a holiday or an emergency.
there a charge for Interlibrary Loan items?
is usually no charge for materials received through Interlibrary
libraries impose a processing fee for copies of journal
articles however, you will be notified before any charges
staff and students are charged only when a supplier charges
- Rush delivery, when
requested by the recipient, will be charged in full.
is "Rush" Delivery?
every effort is made to submit requests to likely suppliers
within 24 hours of receipt, the Library and user must wait
for the supplier's processing and delivery time.
those who cannot wait the normal delivery time, ask at the Reference Desk about other options. For example: A library within driving distance
may hold the needed material or articles may be obtained from commerical document suppliers who charge for
Periods & Renewals
lending library determines its own checkout period; two
to four weeks is the normal time allowed.
The due date for each ILL item is written on the ILL cover strip.
may be requested if permitted by
the lending library.
This information is on the ILL cover strip.
- Late fines are assessed by Loan Library for overdue Interlibrary Loan items.
- Please help us
maintain good relationships with other libraries by returning your
Interlibrary Loan materials on time.
How do I know when and where to pick up ILL
- Articles: You will receive a call or an e-mail (as you requested) when your materials are ready for pickup. All available items are stored at the Library Circulation Desk until pickup.
- Books: When your book arrives, you will receive an e-mail or phone call notifying
you that it is available for pick-up at the Library
- NOTE: You must bring your Schreiner ID card when
picking up Interlibrary Loan materials.
- Other libraries sometimes lend items with special conditions
on the use of their materials such as "Library Use Only" and/or
are some requests filled in a few days, when others take longer?
There are several factors
that influence how quickly you receive materials. If the item is
located geographically nearby and is owned by a large number of
libraries, it usually arrives quickly.
Each library has some items that
cannot be borrowed through interlibrary loan. When only a few
libraries own the material you are requesting, the chance of your
requested material being part of the library's non-circulating
collection increases. These
requests require more time to exhaust all the options.
Are there copyright limits for journal
We comply with
national copyright guidelines which limit our office to obtaining, for
all borrowers combined, only 5 articles from each journal per year and
one article per issue. After the fifth article (from the last five
years) we pay a copyright fee to the publisher.
Some publishers charge
more than $25.00 per article in copyright fees and some publishers
don’t allow copying beyond the copyright guidelines limitations.
Individuals who request multiple articles from one journal title may
be assessed copyright fees.
to the guidelines of the 1978 Copyright Law, a library may obtain
from another library no more than five copies of any article or
articles from a single journal published in the last five years.
five copy limitation applies even if each copy is of a different
article or from a different issue.
same rule applies to materials from other media (books or non-print).
above that number are subject to publisher approval or payment
of copyright fees.
fees are the responsibility of the borrower.
for Lost Items
and fees for lost books are the financial responsibility
of the borrower and will be charged to the borrower's account if unpaid at the end of a semester.
lending library sets the fees for lost items. Logan Library may assess additional charges.
book charges may be handled through the Interlibrary Loan Assistant.
Document Delivery Services
request, copes of articles available on microfiche at Logan Library
may be printed for student, staff, or faculty use. For details,
consult the Interlibrary Loan Assistant or call ext.320.
- Ingenta is one online service that allow free searching for articles and
then charges a fee for the delivery of copies of needed articles.
ERIC documents, search the ERIC
database on FirstSearch using the ED accession number, e.g.
ED123456, to find document details and the holding libraries who
may be willing to copy the documents for interlibrary loan purposes.
specialized documents such as dissertations, try UMI
Dissertation Services. These services deliver materials for
a fee in a variety of formats.
Table of Contents/Alert Services
- Online services such as the EBSCO databases or even a publication's web site may offer e-mail delivery of tables of contents or abstracts from the journals in their
also offer free e-mail delivery of citations, abstracts and articles.
faculty members, the Library can provide upon request delivery
of e-mail or printed tables of contents.
- Contact Interlibrary
Loan at (830) 792-7320 if you are interested in this service.