Library Services

Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan is a service provided to all faculty, students, and staff of Pfeiffer University. Interlibrary Loan is used to provide access to materials in libraries across the country. Any material not owned by Pfeiffer library, including books and journal articles, may be requested through Interlibrary Loan. Requests may be made via Web (below), email, phone, or in-person.

 To find materials not held by Pfeiffer Library:

  • Use the WorldCat database to find books on your subject.
  • Find citations to journals articles through our online databases or in print indexes.
  • Always check the Pfeiffer Online Catalog for our book holdings and Find A Journal for our journal holdings before placing ILL requests. Consider other resources that will provide the same information.
Interlibrary Loan Fees and Policies
  • Students are limited to 10 ILL items at a time. Additional items may be requested as previous ones are returned. Since journal articles are usually received as photocopies that you can keep, additional articles may be requested when you have picked up all articles in your first request.

  • Requests for renewals of ILL materials must be made at least 3 business days before the due date. Renewals are not guaranteed, as some libraries will not renew their materials. Students are limited to one renewal per item.

  • Overdue ILL items can result in other libraries refusing to lend to us. This hurts your fellow students, in addition to reflecting poorly on the university. Therefore, student overdue fines for ILL materials are $1.00 per day per item. Students with overdue ILL items may not request additional items. ILL items overdue more than 2 weeks will result in suspension of all library borrowing privileges until the items are returned. Repeated overdue ILLs will result in permanent suspension of ILL privileges.

  • Interlibrary Loan is a free service; however, occasionally materials cannot be obtained for free, and the cost is passed on to the borrower. We will obtain your consent before ordering such materials.

  • Most ILL items arrive within 2 weeks, usually in a week or less. We will notify you when an item arrives; however, it is your responsibility to follow up on any items you have not received. We cannot guarantee delivery by a certain date.
  • Interlibrary loan requests that are found to be available through a library local to your learning site will not be filled.

Submit an Interlibrary Loan Request

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