ILL Lending Policies

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* ILL turnaround times may vary during holidays and breaks.


ILL Closed Dates

Spring Break Hours:
March 15-16 Closed
March 17-21 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
March 22 Closed

Indiana Libraries (Except For-Profit)

  • Please place your orders via OCLC.
  • Loan period is 30 days with a two week renewal usually possible.
  • We participate in the INfo Express delivery program with daily shipments and delivery.

CIC Libraries

  • Please place your orders via OCLC.
  • Please call (765) 494-2800 if you have any questions about our lending policies or billing.

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

  • Please place your orders via OCLC.
  • Costs: Loan or Photocopy Fee - $15.00.
  • We prefer IFM billing, but will invoice.
  • Loan period is 30 days with a two week renewal 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 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 department.

Non-Return Billing Policy

Any Institution that fails to return material within 30 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.

Document Delivery

The Libraries are pleased to offer comprehensive document delivery services for currently employed West Lafayette faculty, staff, and visiting scholars. What is document delivery? It is delivering the research material you need to your desktop or office quickly and efficiently. Document Delivery turnaround times may vary from the average during holidays and breaks.

If you request......you will get......within approximately
A book owned by Purdue The book delivered to your office 2-3 business days
An article or chapter available in paper at Purdue An electronic copy of the article or chapter posted to a website 2 business days
Material available electronically to Purdue affiliated users An email with information explaining how to access the electronic material 1 business day
The loan of a book report, dissertation, or conference proceeding not owned by Purdue The book delivered to your office 5-10 business days
Copies of an article, chapter, or paper not owned by Purdue An electronic copy of the article or chapter posted to a website 2-7 business days
*Some exceptions may apply
*Document Delivery turnaround times may vary from the average during holidays and breaks.