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Off-Campus Resource Guide: Interlibrary Loan Request Form

Online version of the Library Orientation Handbook

Interlibrary Loan Request Policies

Interlibrary Loan Services

Interlibrary loan (ILL) services are available for CDU faculty, students and staff to obtain articles and book chapters from titles not available in our Health Sciences Library. This service is free to our borrowers. Article requests can take from a few hours to a week. Turn around time depends on the availability of the item and the lending library's response time. Articles will be e-mailed directly to the requestor.

Items that are NOT AVAILABLE for interlibrary loan include textbooks, course reserve books, and special reference collection materials.


Copyright Guidelines and the "Rule of Five":

  • A library ("user") may request up to five articles from a single periodical per year from issues published within the last five years. 
  • All ILL requests must include a copyright compliance statement from the requesting library. The onus is on the borrowing library to determine compliance. 
  • Libraries must keep records of all filled requests for three (3) calendar years after the request has been generated. 

Requests that exceed the "rule of five" may incur additional copyright fees. ILL staff will determine the price of additional article(s), and send the request to the Copyright Clearance Center for fulfillment. In some cases, the patron may be asked to cover additional costs to reproduce the material beyond a standard ILL request.

ILL Request Form