West Virginia Northern Community College

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Interlibrary Loan (ILL)


Any book or magazine article not available at the WVNCC Library/Learning Resource Center can be borrowed from another library having that item.


Begin early! It takes time to locate any resource outside the Library/Learning Resource Center system.
Exhaust all possibilities of your topic before requesting ILL. You may need to narrow, broaden, or readjust the focus of your research. Try to develop the majority of your sources within the existing collection. It is better to rely on ILL for a few special sources rather than all of your research.

Be sure that you have ascertained that no information or not enough information exists in the LRC collection before you request ILL. Check the online catalog and list of periodicals.

Always enlist the help of a librarian when contemplating the use of ILL. Be open to suggestions and advice that he/she may give you but don't expect the librarian to provide you with a research topic.

When filling out an interlibrary loan form, always print in black ink the information, and do not use abbreviations. Be sure to indicate where you obtained the citation. Also be sure to put the date after which the item will no longer be useful. Do not put "ASAP".

Indicate what costs you are willing to pay for receipt of the material. You must pay all costs agreed upon whether or not the material obtained is satisfactory.

First 20 filled ILL requests per semester Handling fee of $.25 per item plus any actual costs (fees charged by the lending library)

Each additional filled ILL request over 20 Handling fee of $1.00 per item plus any actual costs (fees charged by the lending library)

Community members requesting ILL service will be required to pay all actual costs plus the transaction fee of $3.00 per each request.

Each borrower will be asked to state a maximum cost when ordering materials, and this cost limitation will be provided to the lending library. The library does attempt to order materials from libraries which do not charge fees before borrowing from libraries that do charge.

Off Campus

If you cannot come to the library to fill out an ILL form, call your local campus Library/Learning Resource Center.  Staff will ask for the information needed.  You will need to go that campus to pick up and then return your ILL materials.


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