Jane Aruin, Interlibrary Loan Assistant
Nalini Mahajan, Director, Medical Library
Interlibrary Loan (ILL)is a free service offered to all Marianjoy physicians, residents, and staff. ILL, and sometimes called interloan, document delivery, is a service whereby a user of one library can borrow books, videos, DVDs, sound recordings, microfilms, or receive photocopies of articles in magazines that are owned by another library.
Interlibrary Loan Forms
Check the Library's Online Catalog and Periodicals Holdings List to be sure we do not own the items you need. Interlibrary Loan forms are available online as well as in the library.
Interlibrary Loan Guidelines
There is no limit to the number of requests that a patron may submit.
Reference books, periodicals,audiovisual materials, and software are NOT generally available through Interlibrary Loan. photocopies of specific articles may be requested.
Journal, magazine, or newspaper articles usually take about 5 week days to arrive. Books usually take 10 week days or more. There are three levels of service for Journal articles: Normal, Rush, and Urgent Patient Care. These levels indicate the urgency of the borrower and carry with it different rules for borrowing materials from other libraries.
Normal: Normal requests are processed within 3 working days of submission and materials can usually be obtained within 5 to 7 working days of submission.
Rush: Rush Interlibrary Loan requests are processed within 1 working day of submission. Materials can usually be obtained within 3 working days of submission.
Urgent Patient Care: indicates that it is needed for immediate clinical care of a patient. These requests will be processed immediately by the lender, and with electronic delivery could be received by the borrower within 4 hours of placing the request.
Requests for materials held only by out-of-state libraries may take longer
Patrons will be notified by phone or e-mail as soon as possible after the requested item arrives at the library. Patrons may also check on the status of their requested materials by phone, e-mail, or in person. Patrons will be notified if requested materials cannot be obtained. Based on the patron’s preference, requested materials will be delivered via inter-departmental mail or held in the library (books: 3 days, periodical articles: 3 weeks after patron notification).
Renewing an Interlibrary Loan book
The lending library sets the due date. If you need the book longer, contact the Interlibrary Loan staff at (630) 909 7090 at least 3 days before the due date. Once the book is overdue, a renewal cannot be arranged.
Returning articles or book chapters
Photocopies of articles or chapters do not have to be returned. They are yours to keep.
Marianjoy patrons who lose their interlibrary materials will be charged a fee decided upon by the owning library. This often includes the cost of the lost book plus a processing fee.
The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, US Code) governs the making of photocopies from copyrighted materials. One of the conditions of the law states that the photocopy cannot be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship or research." Any patron who requests photocopies for purposes other than the "fair use conditions" may be liable for prosecution for copyright infringement laws. This institution reserves the right to refuse any copying request if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would be in violation of copyright law.