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Services for Students: Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan Policy

Alvernia University students, faculty, and staff may request books and photocopies of articles not owned by the Franco Library through Alvernia's Interlibrary Loan service.

Materials requested through Interlibrary Loan may take a couple of days up to 2 weeks or more to obtain. You will be notified when the item you requested arrives.

There is generally no charge for requesting books or articles from other libraries.

Note: Students are responsible for purchasing their own textbooks or other course materials. The library is unable to borrow textbooks or course materials currently used in classes because this may violate copyright law

How to Request a Book

Can't find the book you need?  There are several options for requesting an item.

  1. Use our Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service to request a book.  Before requesting a book, check the Library Catalog to make sure the library does not have a print or electronic copy of the title.
  2. Use WorldCat to find books located in other libraries.  Click on the book title of interest and use the Borrow this item from another library (Interlibrary Loan) link to request a book.  Your Patron ID is your 9 digit Alvernia student number.
  3. Search Google Books and use the Find in a library link to request a book.  Use your 9 digit Alvernia student number.

Need help?  Ask a Librarian!

How to Request an Article

Can't find the full text of an article you need?  

Use our Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service to request materials.  Before requesting an article, check the Journal Finder search to make sure the library does not own or have electronic access to the journal you need.  Simply type in the journal title and search!

Need help?  Ask a Librarian!

How to Make an Interlibrary Loan Request

Interlibrary Loan Questions

Still have questions?  

Contact our Interlibrary Loan Assistant at 610-796-8224.