Order the materials that you need.
If you have problems or questions relating to InterLibrary Loan, please call a librarian at 434-797-8405 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you wish to inquire about the status of an item AFTER you have ordered it, email email@example.com.
All you want to know about InterLibrary Loan.
How to order materials.
Danville Community College provides Inter-Library loan (ILL) services for users who need materials which are not available in the Barksdale Library and which can be borrowed from other libraries. Our materials are also loaned to other libraries. Resource sharing is an important way to expand collections and maintain a high level of service to library patrons throughout the state and region. However, interlibrary loan requires a high degree of cooperation and coordination resulting in many hidden costs to both borrowers and lenders. To assure that the service can be completed in a timely manner, and costs kept to a minimum, the following guidelines for service will be followed.
Who can request items?
Inter-Library loan requests will be accepted from . Alumni and community borrowers are referred to area public libraries for Inter-Library loan services.
What to know when making a request
All available sources of information located in our library which are appropriate to the research being undertaken should be explored prior to making an interlibrary loan request. A librarian is available for assistance with research.
All interlibrary loan requests must be approved by a librarian. The librarian can assist the patron to determine if alternate sources of information are available at DCC.
Interlibrary loan requests for students will be prioritized to research materials needed for class work or assignments. Requests made by Faculty or Staff may include any materials needed for research.
Interlibrary loan requests are also limited by copyright restrictions. Only five articles can be requested per periodical title in a calendar year.
Charges from lending libraries for lending materials and copying materials must be paid by the requester. The borrower will be informed of any fees prior to requesting the item through ILL. The borrower must agree to pay the ILL fee before the request is finalized.
If a book is in print and is not needed within the next six weeks, it should be considered for purchase, instead of being borrowed on interlibrary loan. A librarian will make that determination.
Items are provided by the lending library. When a requested item arrives, the name of the lending library, the title of the item, date item is due to DCC, and the name of the borrower are provided on the band around the book. The date the item is due back to the DCC library will be one week prior to the due date indicated by the lending library. The librarian will notify the borrower the day before the item is due as a reminder to return it to the DCC library. If the item is not returned to DCC on the appropriate date, the librarian will telephone the borrower to remind him/her to return the ILL immediately.
Materials borrowed via interlibrary loan must be returned on time in compliance with the lending library's conditions and our library circulation policy. Fines, including service fees assessed by the lending library, will be assessed if material is overdue, lost or damaged.
Interlibrary loan requests will not be filled for those users who have on two occasions failed to pick up their ILL request, or returned interlibrary loan materials late on two occasions, or who fail to pay for lost or damaged interlibrary loan materials.
If a patron wishes to renew an ILL item, the patron must contact the librarian 10 days before the item is due at DCC with his/her renewal request.