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Interlibrary Loan Services
Online Interlibrary Loan Forms for Books and Periodicals
Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a service through which materials not owned by Ramsey Library may be borrowed from other libraries for use by UNCA patrons. As a general rule, we do not use ILL to obtain materials that are available at ASU (Appalachian State University) and WCU (Western Carolina University). Books and journals owned by ASU, WCU and UNCA are exchanged through the Western North Carolina Library Network (WNCLN) ABC Express Service.
Interlibrary Loan Staff
Borrowing for UNCA Patrons
Who May Use Interlibrary Loan Services?
UNCA students, faculty, staff, and students from other campuses who are taking credit coursework at UNCA may use this service. Interlibrary loan for students is used to support courses or credit-bearing research projects offered at UNCA. Interlibrary loan is not available to community borrowers.
Submitting Borrowing Requests
ILL requests may be submitted throught the ILLiad Interlibrary Loan System.
Faculty/Staff: There is no limit on the total number of requests a faculty member may make.
Material generally not available on interlibrary loan are: rare books, some audiovisual materials, printed newspapers, some dissertations and theses, reference books, and entire issues of recent periodicals. Exceptions for loans of certain materials may be made by special agreements. Requests for photocopied articles from recent periodicals are also limited by copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code).
Books arrive in about 5-10 days. Book loans are for six weeks, and may not be renewed. Photocopies usually arrive within 2-5 days.
Interlibrary loan is a courtesy provided by the lending library and any conditions of use imposed by that library must be observed. The lending library may stipulate that an item is for library-use only and prohibit all photocopying. Misuse of ILL services (failure to return books, to pay fees, or to observe lending restrictions) may result in a loss of borrower’s ILL privileges.
Borrowing Costs for UNCA Patrons
Faculty/Staff: The library absorbs all reasonable costs associated with faculty/staff borrowing.
Students - $ .20 per day.
Lost/Damaged BooksBorrowers are charged replacement cost for lost or damaged materials.