Document request service
BEFORE YOU PLACE A REQUEST
REQUEST AN ITEM
- Catalog+ in "Books&articles" tab. When
prompted, enter your ISU network ID and password. Click the "Request
item" button, bibliographical information about the material needed will
then be filled in automatically.
- Send your request by email. For required information, please include:
Citation of the item needed and source of your citation, i.e., where information about an item may be verified.
When available add the DOI for journal articles (example: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.spacepol.2022.101488).
CHARGES FOR SERVICE
We absorb most fees charged by other libraries for supplying materials via ILL.
It may be possible to obtain material directly from the publishers or editor. As this can be expensive it is at the discretion of the University Library and can not be guaranteed.
of ILL services are responsible for prompt payment of any overdue fines
and/or replacement costs arising from their requests (please see
Returning items below for further information.
Though we will attempt to fill almost any request submitted, the following types of material may be difficult to obtain or will not be provided through ILL:
- Recently published items
- Entire volumes or issues of periodicals
- Reference works
- Audiovisual materials and computer software
- Market reports
The lending library determines the loan period and renewal policy for its materials. In most cases you can expect to keep inter-library loan items for one month, regardless of whether you are faculty, staff, or a student.
note that renewal requests must be placed to ISU library three days
before the original due date. ILL must contact the lending library for
permission to renew and will inform you by email whether or not your
renewal has been granted.
Please return all loans by the due date directly to ISU Library Service Desk.
Books are lent to ISU Library as a courtesy, and their conditions of use, including due dates, must be respected. Failure to return loaned items on time jeopardizes ISU Library's liaisons with other libraries and could adversely affect other patrons needing Inter-library Loan services.