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Interlibrary Loan Lending Policies

Indiana Libraries (except For-Profit)

  • Please place your requests via OCLC or SRCS.
  • Loan period is 16 weeks with renewals usually possible.
  • We participate in the INfo Express delivery program with daily shipments and delivery.

Big Ten Academic Alliance Libraries

  • Please place your requests via Uborrow.
  • Please call (765) 494-2800 if you have any questions about our lending policies or billing.
  • Loan period is 16 weeks with renewals usually possible.

Other Libraries: Academic, Public & Government (US & Canadian)

  • Please place your requests via OCLC.
  • Costs: Loan or Article Fee - $15.00.
  • We prefer IFM billing, but will invoice.
  • Loan period is 16 weeks with renewals usually possible.

Other Libraries: International

  • Please place your requests via OCLC or contact us for assistance.
  • Costs: Article Fee - $15.00/Loan Fee - $41.00
  • We prefer IFM billing, but will invoice. IFLA vouchers are also accepted.
  • Loan period is 16 weeks with renewals usually possible.

Others

  • If you are an Indiana resident, you may use the Purdue University Libraries collections on campus and apply for a borrower's card to check out Purdue-owned circulating books. Call Circulation Services at 765-494-0369 or view the Visitor Information page for details. If you cannot visit campus to use material that is here, contact your local public library's interlibrary loan service.
  • If you need material which is not available in the Purdue University Libraries, contact your local public library's ILL department.
  • If you are affiliated with an academic institution, contact your library's interlibrary loan service.
  • We do not loan to individuals. Please contact your local public library's interlibrary loan service.

Non-Return Billing Policy

Any Institution that fails to return material within 60 days past the due date will be billed for the replacement cost of each item plus a non-refundable $25.00 processing fee per item. Institutions returning material within 180 days of the billing date will receive a credit/refund for the replacement cost only.

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ILL Hours Spring 2021

Mon-Thurs: 8:00am - 6:00pm
Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Sat-Sun: Closed
*Hours and turnaround times may vary during holidays and breaks. See above for link to hours.

Office Location

We are located on the 2nd floor (room 246) of the Humanities, Social Sciences & Education Library in Stewart Center.

Contact Us

765-494-2800
ill@purdue.edu