Interlibrary loan serves to expand the range of publications
available to the St. Joseph's community. Administrators, faculty, staff
and students may request that publications not owned by St. Joseph's be
borrowed from other libraries.
The McEntegart Library uses ILLiad (InterLibrary Loan internet accessible database) to request items from other libraries.
All users must register to access Illiad.
ILLiad allows you to place ILL requests electronically.
ILLiad allows you to track the status of your request.
ILLiad allows you to receive requested articles electronically.
ILLiad allows you to view a list of past requests.
Borrowers should use the ILLiad system to request books and periodical articles.
First Time Users
To request an item through interlibrary loan, you must first identify yourself to the ILLiad system. To do this you must fill out a registration form. Please click the registration button on the bottom of the first time user's page .
Before registering you may wish to read the ILLiad FAQ. The FAQ may answer other questions you have about the ILLiad interlibrary loan system.
The time needed to fill an interlibrary loan request varies and is often difficult to predict how much time will be needed in order to fill the request.
Material owned by the Callahan Library can usually be obtained within 3-5 business days. Requests for materials not owned by either St. Joseph's College library typically take 5-7 business days, but may take as long as two weeks for delivery.
Interlibrary loan borrowing periods are determined by the lending library.
In most instances, the McEntegart Library is able to absorb the costs associated with obtaining books and articles on interlibrary loan.
Billing for Lost and Overdue Items:
After an item is overdue for 30 days, a warning letter is sent out and the patron's record is blocked. If the book is not returned, it's cost and any applicable fees will be the responsibility of the patron.
It is often difficult and is some cases impossible to borrow certain kinds of library materials, since most libraries either do not own or do not lend such items.
Items that are difficult or impossible to borrow include: rare books, manuscripts, reference books, books about genealogy, audiovisual material, entire issues of periodicals, scholarly books published during the current year or in some cases the previous year, thesis, dissertations and new textbooks.
Notice: Warning Concerning Copyright Restrictions:
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 other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for purposes other than private study, scholarship, or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement.
Joseph's College reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order
if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation
of copyright law.