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Interlibrary Loan

Room 113 Fintel Library 
Telephone Number 375-2298

Interlibrary Loan is a service which provides you with materials from other libraries throughout Virginia and the United States. Both books and periodical articles may be borrowed if these items are not part of the Fintel Library collection. Interlibrary Loan usually takes 5-10 working days for delivery of items.

Requestors must provide an accurate and complete citation for each request. The lending institutions will not do research to fill a request; they will simply respond "Unfilled" and the material will not be supplied.

Requestors will be notified by campus mail or email when books arrive and items may subsequently be claimed at Lending Services. Photocopies will be delivered electronically. The Interlibrary Loan Office is open from 8:00am to 4:30pm Monday through Friday. Please contact Jeffrey Martin or Piper Cumbo to make other arrangements for material pickup.

Items must be returned by the due date, so not to jeopardize our borrowing privileges with the lending institution. Items may be renewed if the lending institution allows renewals and has not recalled the items. Renewals must be requested at least 4 days before the due date.

For additional information or questions, please contact Jeffrey Martin 

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About Interlibrary Loan

1. What is interlibrary loan? How much does it cost to use this service?
It's not uncommon for students and faculty to learn about publications that might be useful for research, but aren't owned by Fintel Library (or Hollins' library). Interlibrary loan, commonly referred to as ILL, is a free service whereby we attempt to secure your information needs by requesting that other libraries lend us the item for your use. This means that you might be able to check out items from other libraries as far away as the West Coast. This is a fantastic way to obtain additional resources to strengthen your papers and projects. The trick is to start your research early so that you allow enough time for the ILL items to arrive. If you think you might benefit from this service, please click the links on the left of this page to make your request(s) or email the library's ILL coordinator.

2. How will I know that my ILL items have arrived? Where do I pick them up?
You will receive an email from the ILL coordinator when your items have arrived. The items can be picked up at the lending services desk any time during open hours (unless otherwise noted in the email from the ILL coordinator). Please pay special attention to the due dates on ILL items as they almost always have different due dates than those used by Fintel Library.