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BOOKS AND OTHER MEDIA:
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Request through Link+
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Request through Inter-Library Loan
LINK+ Request: Keep track of the status
ILL Request: The ILL librarian will be in
Continue reading below for more specific and detailed instructions (recommended).
Live chat sessions with library staff members are available between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday-Friday during the regular academic year.
If chat is offline, please call 559-453-2090 for assistance during regular library hours.
The library staff is happy to fill inter-library loan requests, but please consider a few important points before you place that request:
ArticleReach and Link+ requests are automatically put in by the systems, whereas ILL requests need to be put in by a librarian. Librarians try to put ILL requests in as quickly as possible. During particularly busy times of year, plan on waiting up to 3 days for librarians to place your request into the system. Then add to that the system turnaround time (below). Always request much earlier than you need the item.
Books can be requested 2 ways. For the quickest turnaround time, request through Link+. Books requested through ILL typically take a minimum of 2 weeks to arrive.
Articles can be requested two ways. For the quickest turnaround time, request through ArticleReach. Articles requested through ILL can come as quickly as 24 hours and as long as a month.
Please plan ahead. The response times depend on many factors including how quickly other libraries respond to the request and actual availability of the item being requested. Please request only those items necessary for your research, retrieve materials promptly after notification and return them on or before the due date.
ILL items are NOT eligible for renewal, regardless of circumstances. Checkout periods are set by the loaning library, not the Hiebert Library, and may or may not be similar to the checkout periods you are familiar with.
The librarians reserve the right to refuse to grant ILL requests if previous ILL requests were not taken care of appropriately, including materials being returned damaged or significantly overdue. Too many reports of instances like this cause other libraries to block our access to request materials, which affects other faculty, staff, and students who may need ILL materials.
The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material.
Under certain conditions specified 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.
The Hiebert Library reserves the right to refuse a request if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the request would involve violation of copyright law.