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1. What is Interlibrary Loan?

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a system of borrowing items from libraries all over the world.

2. Is there any cost for ILL services?

This service is provided free of charge to all UAS Ketchikan faculty, students and staff, provided that the lending library charges no fees. You will be asked for your approval before any fees are incurred on your behalf.

3. What materials cannot be borrowed?

Most libraries will not lend reference books, media, dissertations, archival materials, rare books, entire issues of magazines or journals, or items in high demand, such as current best sellers. If you have any questions regarding specific materials, please consult a librarian.

4. How long does it take before I receive my materials?

ILL orders are usually processed within 24 hours of receipt. The average time for ILL materials to be received is 5-11 working days. Staff at the UAS Ketchikan Campus Library will contact you once your materials are received.

5. How long may I keep my materials?

Photocopies of articles will be yours to keep; due dates for books are set by the lending library. Usually ILL materials are non-renewable; however, in certain circumstances the holding library will agree to renewal.

6. What do I need to know about copyright?

Copyright guidelines state that any single library may annually request no more than five articles per single journal title (for articles published within the past five years). Only one article may be photocopied from a single issue of a journal dated within the last five years. Therefore, this library reserves the right to refuse an ILL request that would place the library in violation of U.S. copyright law.

7. How do I order materials through ILL?

To request a book or article not available through the First City Libraries, simply complete the ILL form available at the library, fax your ILL form request to (907) 228-4520, or submit your request online via one of these links. Please fill in all of the blanks, and provide complete and accurate information about the item. Online Book/AV Request or Online Article Request.

8. What will happen if I don't return my ILL materials when they're due?

Any overdue ILL item accrues a late fee of $1.00 per day.  Anyone with unpaid library fines over Ten Dollars ($10.00) will have a block placed on all Circulation transactions, including checking out books and placing additional ILL requests.  If a library patron fails to return more than three (3) ILL items in a timely fashion, the Librarian at the Campus Library may chose to restrict that patron's access of future ILL items to in-house use only (within the Campus Library) during regular Library hours.
 

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