What is Interlibrary Loan?
Interlibrary loan (ILL) is a service that allows you to borrow books, journal articles, movies, and more from participating libraries worldwide. Simply request an item and we will find it for you!
Who can submit an ILL request?
Anyone associated with Bellevue University can request items through ILL, including current students, staff, faculty, alumni, and community users.
How do I submit a request?
Click the ‘Submit Request’ button at the top of the page and fill out our short request form.
How long does it take to receive a request?
Requests are processed from 9-6 pm on weekdays, and will not be entered into the system during weekends or holidays until normal work hours have resumed. Please plan for this delay in requests accordingly. Most ILL items are received within 3-7 business days, subject to availability.
Does it cost anything?
Library patrons are allowed up to 4 interlibrary loan requests per academic term at no charge. Additional requests will incur a fee of $1.00 each. When material is picked up on campus payment is due in full at the time of pickup. When material is sent to the Lozier center or mailed by UPS, payment is due in full within one week of receiving the material. Faculty and staff have no request limit.
Patrons may request only one currently used textbook within a six month period. No textbook renewals will be granted.
For more information – Interlibrary Loan Procedures
How long can I borrow a loaned item?
The due date of an ILL item is determined by the lending library, and is generally three to four weeks. Each item will have a sleeve placed on the front cover giving the due date. Please keep this on the book and return it to the library by the date indicated. Usually a scanned copy need not be returned. Lending libraries may place restrictions on the use of any loaned item and may request that the item be returned prior to its due date.
Can I renew a loaned item?
Yes, unless the lending library has designated the material as non-renewable. Renewal requests should be made at least four days prior to the due date. There is a limit of two renewal requests for non-textbook items.
What happens if I damage or lose a loaned item?
Patrons take full responsibility for the materials borrowed for them. If materials are lost or damaged, the patron will be billed at the rate set by the lending library.
What happens if I return an item late?
Patrons are liable for all overdue fees charged by the lending library. If an ILL item is late, patrons will be contacted one week after the due date. When material is five weeks overdue, the Student Accounts office will be notified to charge the patrons account for the replacement cost of each item. Repeated delinquencies could result in discontinuation of ILL service.