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Adult and Graduate Studies Library Guide: Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

A guide to library resources - for students in our Adult and Graduate Studies programs.

Interlibrary Loan

When articles are not available fulltext from WINDOW or the research databases, or when books or other publications aren't available from our library or OhioLINK, don't give up. Request what you've found by using our Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service.

How long does it take?
An average wait is about one week for articles.  Wait time can be up to three weeks for articles that are difficult to locate or for materials that are delivered to us by postal mail. Increasingly however, libraries provide articles electronically, and so the wait time is shorter.

How will the article be delivered, and how will I be notified?
Usually the article will be delivered by email, so be sure to include your email address on your requests.

How will books or other publications be delivered, and how will I be notified?
These items are usually delivered to us by postal mail.  We'll place them on our hold shelf when they arrive.  Be sure to include your email address on your requests so that we can notify you when the item(s) arrive(s).

The ILL page includes a number of FAQs that you can refer to for additional information.

Questions?  Contact the ILL office at illassist@bluffton.edu or by calling 419-358-3450.

Need more help?

Unsure about what you're reading here?  Visit our Need Help - Ask Us page and connect with one of our librarians who can help you understand.

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