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:
Interlibrary Loan Fees and Policies
- Use the WorldCat database to find books on your
- Find citations to journals articles through our online databases or in print
- 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.
- 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
- 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
- Interlibrary loan requests that are found to be
available through a library local to your learning site
will not be filled.
Interlibrary Loan Request
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