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Contact Interlibrary Loan
University of Delaware Library
181 South College Avenue
Newark, DE 19717-5267
Phone: (302) 831-2236
Fax: (302) 831-2481
OCLC Symbol: DLM
Interlibrary Loan is a service through which members of the University of Delaware community may obtain material that is needed for research and is not available in the University of Delaware Library collections. This service is limited to University of Delaware faculty, students, and staff. All non-University of Delaware users, including those with library-issued borrower cards, should contact their local public library, workplace library, or other appropriate institution to obtain Interlibrary Loan service.
The Interlibrary Loan Office is located on the first floor of the Morris Library and is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Materials borrowed through Interlibrary Loan may be retrieved by Circulation Desk staff on evenings and weekends. To contact the Interlibrary Loan Office with any questions, call (302) 831-2236 or send an e-mail to .
Please check DELCAT to verify library holdings before submitting an Interlibrary Loan request.
Submitting Requests | Picking Up Requested Material | Loan Period | Renewal Requests | Returning Borrowed Material | Items Not Available Through ILL | Dissertations | Article DELivery Service | Copyright Restrictions
When requesting material via Interlibrary Loan, please take care to complete all fields as accurately and completely as possible to prevent any delays in ordering. Avoid using abbreviations and include the source of the citation in case the Interlibrary Loan staff needs to locate additional information to fulfill the request.
Photocopied documents will be provided in PDF format for pickup via users' Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery accounts. Notification of the item's availability and instructions for viewing will be sent to the user's University of Delaware e-mail address. Books, microforms, and other non-photocopy items must be picked up at the Interlibrary Loan Office in the Morris Library. A valid University of Delaware identification card must be presented by all users to pick up material. Users will be notified by e-mail when an item is available or if there are any problems with fulfilling a request.
The loan period for books, microforms, and other non-photocopy items is determined by the lending institution. In most cases, the loan period is two weeks. Renewals are contingent upon the lending institution. Institutions that loan materials reserve the right to recall items at any time for their users.
All requests for renewals of Interlibrary Loan materials must be received on or before the due date listed on the item's bookstrap, as long it does not indicate "no renewals." If the bookstrap indicates that renewals are not permitted, the lending library has already set that restriction on their materials; we will not place a renewal request and material must be returned by its due date. Otherwise, we will request one two-week extension of the due date. Renewals are granted at the discretion of the lending library; if our renewal request is denied, materials must be returned immediately to the Interlibrary Loan Office. Renewal requests submitted after the due date will not be honored; overdue items must be returned and patrons will be advised to place a new Interlibrary Loan request if the material is still needed.
ILL materials must be returned promptly by the due date listed on the item's bookstrap. Failure to return ILL materials on time may result in the temporary suspension of ILL privileges and University of Delaware Library borrowing privileges until the overdue items are returned.
Long overdue, lost or damaged materials will be billed for replacement based on the charges assessed by the lending library. Billlable damage includes, but is not limited to: writing in, highlighting, cutting, or other acts of defacement; water damage; food or beverage residue; and failing to return booklets or other items packaged with a CD or DVD. All charges will include a $25.00 processing fee which is non-refundable, even if overdue material is returned. A notification will be sent to users' University of Delaware email account prior to billing.
Lending libraries may recall ILL materials at any time. Recalled ILL items must be returned immediately. Failure to return recalled ILL materials may result in the temporary suspension of ILL privileges and University of Delaware Library borrowing privileges until all recalled items are returned.
Textbooks may not be requested on Interlibrary Loan.
Interlibrary Loan supports the instructional, research and scholarly activities of University of Delaware faculty, staff and students. The ILL Office will only request materials needed for scholarly research, and ILL staff reserve the right to cancel requests that do not fall into this category. Please visit your local public library to obtain personal interest/entertainment materials.
Some institutions will allow dissertations to circulate via Interlibrary Loan. Dissertations from U.S. universities not available for loan are often available for sale from UMI Dissertation Express.Article DELivery Service page for more information about this service. 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 any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction 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 its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.