Library Policies Interlibrary Loan

ILL – Article Request

The Interlibrary Loan Service (ILL) provides current LCSC students, faculty, and staff with access to materials not available at the LCSC Library.

ILL requests are processed Monday – Friday.  Once an ILL request is initiated, Library staff verifies the patron information and selects a loaning library to fulfill the request.  If the patron has fines or overdue materials, the ILL request will not be fulfilled. 

The Library staff uses the OCLC WorldCat system to request an item when it is not available at the Library.  Patrons must complete an ILL form to initiate a request.  Patrons must indicate on the form whether they are willing to pay for the requested item.  Charges from loaning libraries can range from $3 to $20.  The Library will make every effort to obtain an item at low or no cost.  The patron is responsible for all charges once the request is sent via OCLC. 

Articles  ILL – Article Request
- Turnaround time is usually within 1-2 business days.  Articles will be sent to patrons via LCMail.

Books & Media
-  ILL requests for books and media will not be processed for the duration of the Spring 2020 semester.

- The LCSC Library does not process ILL requests for textbooks.



Updated 03-18-20