Requests can be placed a number of ways. The most common way is while you are searching our databases for articles and books.
You will receive a Request is being processed confirmation email that your request was submitted. To track the status of your request:
Note: An article is only available for 30 days or 5 views, whichever comes first; be sure to download a copy to your preferred digital storage space (e.g., H:\ drive, Google Drive, OneDrive, etc.) so you have access to it after the link expires.
Some ILL materials are able to be renewed. Keep in mind that renewals are determined by the lending library, and some requests may not be renewable.
To request a renewal, email email@example.com
Interlibrary loans are used to obtain items that are not available at the Madigan Library. Current Penn College students, faculty and staff may request interlibrary loans. PCT alumni and community patrons are not eligible for this service and will be directed to use the public library for this service.
It costs you nothing to get an interlibrary loan, however patrons will be charged for all items not returned along with any associated lost book fees or late fees.
Please allow two weeks to receive your request. For some items, it may take longer.
Journal articles will be delivered electronically. Books, DVDs, and other items shipped must be picked up at the Main Circulation Desk. Users will be notified by email when a requested item has been received or if there are any problems filling a request. Items that are not picked will be returned to the lending library.
Patrons will be required to acknowledge receipt of materials by signing and dating their ILL request form at the time of pick up.
Please return books to the Main Circulation Desk.
The loan period for books is determined by the lending institution. Usually, the loan period is four weeks. The patron is responsible for returning the borrowed item(s) by the due date to the Main Circulation Desk. Renewal requests can be made by logging into your library account. Patrons will be charged for all items not returned along with any associated lost book fees or late fees.
Institutions that loan materials, including Penn College, reserve the right to recall items at any time.
Items that typically might not be requested include:
*ILL is not a substitute for required textbook purchases for classes. Textbook requests will automatically be canceled.
Often, dissertations are only available at the issuing institution. Not all libraries will loan them. There is no certainty that a request for a dissertation can be filled or that you will receive it in a timely manner. ILL staff can usually determine the lending policy of the institution that holds the dissertation.
The copyright law of the United States (title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material.
Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be “used for a purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research.” If an individual uses a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of “fair use” that user may be liable for copyright infringement.
This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in it’s judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.