Need material not found within our University Library collection?
The Interlibrary Loan department supports the research of students, faculty, and staff by providing article delivery and short-term loans from other libraries. Contact us to learn more, or explore the information below.
Whenever possible, interlibrary loans are a free service; the Library is a member of OCLC and Libraries Very Interested in Sharing (LVIS), which enables us to borrow on a reciprocal basis across the country. Only costs charged by lending libraries are passed on to you. This would be a rare occurrence.
Any articles you request are yours to keep. Books are generally loaned for three weeks. However, interlibrary loan is not meant to eliminate the purchasing of textbooks or to by-pass the Library's reserve book system. Loans of ILL materials are not for the entire semester.
The due date is clearly written in each book you request. Failure to return your interlibrary loan promptly results in a $1.00 per day fine. Overdue books can jeopardize USJ’s borrowing privileges with lending libraries, so please return your materials by the assigned due date.
Each lending library sets the due date according to its loan policies – usually three weeks. Renewals are generally granted for two weeks. However, no lending library will renew a book that is overdue.
The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted materials. Under certain conditions specific in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "Fair Use", that user may be liable for copyright infringement. This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of the copyright law.
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