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Only current Notre Dame students and current or retired Notre Dame faculty and staff are eligible to use Interlibrary Loan. Special Borrowers are not eligible, but can use the public library for interlibrary loans.
Please use our electronic forms: Book and Article Request Forms .
Books usually arrive in approximately seven days; photocopies in approximately three days. If your request is a rush request, we will certainly do our best, unfortunately, there are no guarantees.
When a loan arrives (books, film, fiche, av), patrons will receive notification by email.
With regard to loans, we send books:
1. to your branch or home library, if you are a branch patron.
2. to Arts & Letters departmental offices, if you are A&L faculty.
Graduate students, Staff, and Undergraduates must pick up books at the Circulation desk within Hesburgh Library.
Please note - format of materials with regard to loans matters!!
Loans that arrive in microtext format (film or fiche) are available for pick-up in the Microtext area of Hesburgh Library (Lower Level) where film and fiche readers and copiers are located.
If a book that is lent to you is judged to be to fragile to be taken from the library, it will be held in Circulation where you may pick it up for use within the Hesburgh Library.
On occasion, the lending library requires that videos, DVD's and other A/V formats be made "in library use only," in which case they are made available at the Audio Video Center (room 203, second floor of Hesburgh Library), where equipment for viewing and listening is located.
Electronic delivery, posting articles as PDFs, is the default. However, if you want a paper copy, we will send paper copies:
1. to your branch or home library, if you are a branch patron (i.e., engineering, architecture, etc.)
2. to your departmental office, if you are faculty or graduate student in an Arts and Letters department (e.g., History, English, etc.)
3. to your campus address, if you are an undergraduate.
You can request renewals yourself. Click on the following URL:
Scroll down to View/Checked Out Items. Clicking on the latter will retrieve a list of all titles currently checked out to you. In the left-hand column you have a list of "transaction numbers", find the title you wish to renew and click on its number. This will bring up a detailed record for that title. In the upper left hand corner of the detailed record you will see “Renew Request”. Click on this link and the request for renewal is submitted. If the Renew Request link is not available it is because of the material format or the lending library's policies and the item cannot be renewed. Questions or problems about renewals? Come into the office, 208 Hesburgh Library, call 631-6260, or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Note: Renewals must be done before the due date. If the due date has passed you must contact the ILL office staff for a renewal.
The lending library decides whether or not to lend a particular item. Traditionally, libraries do not lend:
The average Interlibrary Loan costs a minimum of $25.00 plus whatever the lending library charges. The University Libraries provides this service free-of-charge to Notre Dame patrons.
The borrower, however, has the responsibility to return items on time and in the same condition as when he/she received the loan. If you, as a borrower, abuse this responsibility, you jeopardize future interlibrary loan transactions with other libraries.
If an item is not returned to us, there is a $100 fee for replacement and processing charges.
If a borrower regularly abuses ILL responsibilities, our staff reserves the right to suspend the borrower's privileges.
We cannot accept telephone requests.
From December 24th through January 2nd our Interlibrary Loan office is closed. From December 15th to December 24th we are usually unable to borrow or lend books, microfilm and other "returnables." However, we will try to maintain normal service with regard to photocopies.