Graduate Theological Union

Interlibrary Loan

 

What is Interlibrary Loan (ILL) and how does it work?

Who can use ILL?

How many ILL requests can I make?

How long does it take?

What can I NOT get through ILL?

How long can I keep ILL material?

How do I contact an ILL staff member?

 

ILL Request Form

All Interlibrary loans are subject to compliance with Title 17 Copyright Law
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 other 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 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 its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.

 

 

What is Interlibrary Loan (ILL) and how does it work?

Interlibrary Loan is a network of various libraries and institutions in North America that agree to loan items to one another. If the GTU Library does not have a book or periodical that you are seeking, we will ask others on the network to send a copy to us so that we may in turn loan it to you. You will be notified via e-mail when your material arrives. Materials can be picked up from the Circulation desk during open hours
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Who can use ILL?

ILL is available to current GTU students and faculty who are in good standing with the library. If you are not a GTU student or faculty member, please contact your local public library.
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How many ILL requests can I make?

You may have as many as 5 (five) active ILL items to your library account at one time.
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How long does it take?

Network members typically ship materials through the United States Postal Service. Depending on processing and shipping times, materials can take as long as three weeks to arrive.
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What can I NOT get through ILL?

GTU does not fill requests for materials that are owned by GTU or UC Berkeley libraries. Please check GRACE and OskiCat prior to submitting your request. At this time we are unable to borrow international materials. All materials are loaned at the discretion of the owning institution; some materials may not be eligible for loan. For un-loanable materials, consider completing a purchase request form.
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How long can I keep ILL material?

Materials check out for two weeks. Some items may be renewed once for an additional two weeks with the consent of the lending library. Renewal requests must be made on or before the due date. Only Interlibrary Loan staff can assist with renewal requests. Contact the Interlibrary Loan office at ill@gtu.edu to request a renewal. Items that are non renewable will be noted on the information band. Overdue items are not eligible for renewal and must be returned promptly. If you lose an interlibrary loan item, you will be charged the replacement cost as defined by the lending institution’s policy.
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How do I make a request?

You may make requests in person or online by providing some information about the item you are looking for.

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How do I contact an ILL staff member?

The Interlibrary Loan department is a sub section of the Circulation department. For inquires please call, email, or visit the Circulation desk in the GTU library at
2400 Ridge Road
Berkeley California 94709     

510-649-2500

ill@gtu.edu

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