Interlibrary Loan Dept. (912-344-3125)
Interlibrary Loan Questions
The Interlibrary Loan Department at Armstrong assists currently enrolled students, current faculty and staff, and faculty emeriti of Armstrong in obtaining library materials unavailable at Lane Library.
Examples of items usually available through ILL include copies of articles, circulating books, theses and dissertations. It is the policy of Lane Library not to borrow textbooks for students via ILL. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Materials generally not available for loan include:
- Reference Books
- Microfilm or fiche
- Entire periodical volumes or issues
- Audiovisual materials
- Special Collection materials
- Computer disks
Log into your ILLiad account. You can choose a request type for the list under "New Request" on the left. Before filling out any request, please make sure Lane Library does not own the item needed by searching for books in the GIL Catalog and journal titles in the Journal Locator.
There are no direct charges to the patron. However, due to recent budget cuts Lane Library will no longer be able to absorb copyright charges or fees charged by lending libraries. We regret that we will only be able to order items we can obtain at no charge.
On average, it takes from a few days to two weeks for a request to arrive. Copies of articles tend to arrive faster than books. However, items not readily available in our region could take as long as four weeks to arrive. If the first library contacted by the ILL Department cannot supply the item you need, we will then try to obtain the item you requested from another library.
When your requested material arrives, the ILL Department will attempt to contact you one time, using the preference from your ILLiad account. It is important, therefore, that your contact information is correct and current. Please remember that if you do not hear from us within a week or two of placing your request, you will want to be sure to check your ILLiad account to see if the item has been delivered. Or you may email the ILL Department for help.
Materials received on ILL are held at the ILL office in Lane Library. We will hold books for ten days or until they are due back at the lending library, whichever comes first.
The average loan period is between ten days and three weeks. The lending library determines the loan period, which is clearly marked on your ILL material. If you need a renewal, log into your ILLiad account and click on "Checked out items." Click the "Renew Request" link in red to request a renewal. If the lending library agrees, the new due date will be reflected in your ILLiad account.
Students who fail to return ILL materials will have their student record encumbered, meaning that the student will not be able to graduate, obtain transcripts, register for classes, or check out library materials. Any individual who repeatedly returns ILL materials late may have his or her ILL privileges suspended for a semester. If books are turned in late once full privileges are restored, Lane Library reserves the right to revoke ILL privileges permanently.
All returnable materials (books, dissertations, etc.) must be brought to the ILL office. Please do not return ILL materials in the book drop. If you do, and damage occurs to the materials, you will be responsible for any costs.
- Phone: 912-344-3125
- Fax: 912-344-3458
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