What is Interlibrary
Loan is a network of local, state or national libraries that share resources
(primarily books and photocopies) by lending and borrowing with each other.
The Interlibrary Loan office processes these requests by computer which
is connected online to several libraries. Conditions of this service are
governed by the National Interlibrary Loan Code and the Copyright Law,
Title 17, U.S. Code.
How long must I wait
for the materials?
If the material
is available locally (Monroe County area), it generally takes 3 to 5 days.
However, if the material is available only outside the Monroe County area,
it may take up to 3 weeks to arrive. An article usually arrives faster
than a book.
How much will it
is no charge for the material obtained on Interlibrary Loan. If the material
is of a medical or legal nature, the lending library may charge a fee.
Please note if you are willing to pay a charge for your item. The charge
is usually $8 to $15 for each book or photocopy.
What kinds of material
may I borrow?
Books and photocopies
of magazine articles are the most common materials borrowed from other
libraries. Foreign language materials may be borrowed, but please note
if you want a non-English item.
What materials will
I not be able to borrow?
by the MCC Libraries that are not lost cannot be requested. Reference books,
textbooks, books published this year, videotapes, cassettes, CDs, DVDs,
dissertations, entire issues or volumes of journals, rare books and theses
are usually NOT loaned by other libraries.
Videotapes are not loaned
by the Monroe County Library System through ILL.
The University of Rochester
Libraries do NOT loan to undergraduate students.
many items may I borrow on Interlibrary Loan?
5 requests a day may be processed. If you have more than 5 requests please
prioritize your requests, and we will process them as soon as possible.
What happens if my
Interlibrary Loan materials are returned late?
books to the Circulation/Reserve Desk on or before the date due. Since
this is a special loan from another library, it is important to return
the book promptly so that we can continue our good relations with lending
libraries. Failure to observe this due date will suspend your borrowing
privileges for all library materials. If interlibrary loan items
are overdue for 30 calendar days, the borrower’s interlibrary loan
account will be suspended indefinitely.
How long may I keep
the borrowed book?
library will notify us of the date due. The due date will be listed on
the cover slip of the book when you check it out. If you want to renew
a book, please request a renewal 3 days prior to the date due by contacting
the Interlibrary Loan Department in person or call (585) 292-2318. Renewals
are entirely at the discretion of the lending library and cannot be guaranteed.
COPYRIGHT LAW COMPLIANCE
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 materials.
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 for purposes in excess of
"fair use", that use 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.
If you have any questions or problems please contact Bess Watts at (585)
292-2318 or come to our Interlibrary Loan office located on the main
floor of the Library, room 2-209.