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Email: ill@westernu.edu
Request to speak with the Interlibrary Loan Department: 909-469-5323

Interlibrary Loan

  • For material not owned by the library
  • Available to Faculty, Staff, Students
  • Books, book chapters, articles, DVDs, CDs, or other media
  • Article Request Limit: 5 at a time
  • Book Request Limit: 2 at a time
  • Most items arrive in one week
  • Will be notified by email when item arrives

Interlibrary Loan Policies

  • Physical items held for 10 days
  • Books are not mailed out; must be picked up at the library
  • Users have 30 days to access articles once delivered
  • ILL books not available to Clinical & Adjunct faculty
  • Faculty: Unlimited requests
  • OPTI-West, SDHS, UHS Residents: 25 no cost requests per academic year (Aug 1 to Jul 31); subsequent requests $10/item
  • Late fee is $1/day per item

Document Delivery

  • For material owned by library
  • Available to Faculty, Staff, Students, and Alumni
  • Books, book chapters, and articles from our physical collection
  • No charge; unlimited requests
  • Submit up to 5 requests at a time
  • Books are sent out within 48 hours

Document Delivery Policies

  • All electronic documents are emailed and all books are mailed
  • Oregon: Pick up and return items at the bookstore.
  • Distance-Ed are responsible for return postage
  • Users have 30 days to access articles once delivered.
  • Print books are not available for Clinical & Adjunct faculty, OPTI-West, SDHS, UHS Residents

Books by Mail (A Document Delivery Service)

Faculty, staff, and students: Check out books from our main campus and have the books sent via regular mail.

First & second year Oregon students: Check out up to 2 books from the Library and have them sent to the Lebanon campus. Books can be picked up and returned at the campus bookstore at no extra charge.

Distance Education students & students on rotation: Responsible for return postage. Two books can be checked out at a time for a 6-week loan period and one renewal (maximum 12 weeks) permitting there are no holds on the books. Books are usually sent within 48-hours.

Copyright Disclaimer

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material.

Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specific 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 user 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.

By submitting requests via ILLiad, you agree to abide by the above copyright restrictions.