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About the Manchester Campus Library: Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan FAQ

ILL is a service through which Manchester campus students, faculty, staff and retirees can request materials owned by other libraries.

Books, magazine/journal articles, newspapers articles, media and music scores are examples of materials that may be requested.

The time taken for an interlibrary loan is affected by numerous factors, most of which are beyond the library’s immediate control. Usually, it takes 1-3 weeks to receive a book and 2 to 7 days to receive a periodical article. Articles are typically delivered to electronically.

Lending libraries determine the loan period of their materials, fines and whether or not renewals are allowed. A renewal request should be made two days prior to the due date.

There is no charge for routine use of this service. However, if costs for a loan or photocopy exceed what is customary and usual for the library, we will contact you to ask if you would be willing to pay before the item is requested.

We will contact you by phone or email as soon as we receive the material.

You may pick up and return the physical materials at the Damato Library circulation desk during our regular hours. If the book is not picked up before the due date, it will be returned to the lending library. Articles are typically provided to you via email.