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Obtaining Materials from Other Libraries

Books and articles not available at the Maryville College Library may be requested from lending institutions through the Interlibrary Loan (ILL) process.  We will not fill requests for items that are owned by or may be accessed from the Maryville College Library.  We will not fill requests for for students wanting to use ILL materials as course textbooks.

  • Hours:  Interlibrary Services are available during regular library hours.  For assistance, please ask at the Main Desk.

  • Interlibrary Loan Request Forms:  If the item you find through MC Quest is not available in our library, please use the link for Request this item through Interlibrary Loan that is located on the screen (see this example for where to find the link).  For items not found through MC Quest, use one of these online forms available through MC Quest.  Print forms are also available at the "Research Assistance" Desk. The form must be completed accurately for each item requested.  Please provide as much information as possible in order to expedite ILL requests.  Please use one form per request.

  • Fees:   There is no fee for interlibrary loan requests.  

  • Expected Arrival:  The amount of time it takes to receive ILL materials varies with each request.  Generally, journal articles can be expected between 3 to 5 days; books should arrive between 7 and 14 days.

  • Notification of Arrival:  Most articles will be sent to you through your email. For requested book, students are notified via campus mail.  Books can be picked-up at the "Research Assistance" desk.  Photocopies are emailed to students' email accounts or sent directly to student boxes.

  • Loan Period:  The loan period for most ILL books is three weeks.  ILL materials must be returned by the date indicated on the book.  

  • Fines:  There are no fines for overdue ILL materials.  However, failure to return ILL materials by the due date on two separate occasions will result in the Interlibrary Service privileges being Revoked.

  • Renewals:  If a renewal is needed, the requestor must notify the Interlibrary Loan Team three days before the due date.  Not all lending institutions grant renewals.

  • Recalls:  Books and other returnable items borrowed through Interlibrary Services are subject to immediate recall, if the lending library so requests.

  • Replacement:  If an Interlibrary Service item is lost, stolen, or damaged, the requestor must pay the replacement cost charged by the lending library.

  • Copyright:  The library complies with U.S. copyright restrictions and will refuse Interlibrary Service requests that violate those regulations.

The library reserves the right to refuse Interlibrary Services to anyone who has abused Maryville College library privileges in the past.