Interlibrary Loan Services
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Interlibrary Loan (ILL) services are provided to meet the information needs of St. Andrews University students, faculty, and staff. This cooperative service among libraries enables library patrons to acquire books, articles, and other materials which are not a part of the DeTamble Library collection.
ELIGIBILITY: The service is available to St. Andrews University students, faculty, and staff only. Other patrons should contact their public library or the academic institution in which they are enrolled.
TYPES OF RESOURCES: Books and articles are the most common materials requested on interlibrary loan. Other resources such as dissertations, theses, and microforms may also be ordered. Most libraries do not loan audiovisual items such as videotapes and sound recordings, materials from special collections or reference, and items just published. Do not request books to be borrowed in lieu of buying textbooks. Interlibrary loans are intended for short-term use. Submit requests only for materials needed for research and study.
SUBMITTING REQUESTS: You may submit requests for books or articles through forms located in the library across from the copier on the first floor. Please complete the items on the form as completely as possible using the information you have available. Include the source of your citation (the database or printed index, etc. where you found the information). Please verify that any items you want are not available in the library (check the catalog) or through available full text databases. A maximum of 5 items may be requested at one time. If you have a specific need to order more than 5, please contact Mary McDonald. Exceptions will be made on an individual basis.
COST: Students will be charged $1.00 for each book ordered. This must be paid when the book is picked up at the Information desk. Students are required to pay 10 cents per page for photocopies of articles. If you do not pick up your materials, you will still be responsible for the charges. Failure to pay will mean loss of future interlibrary loan privileges.