How to Request an ILL
When you submit your I.L.L. request on the Interlibrary Loan Online Request Form, you will be asked to enter your username and password. Enter as instructed below:
You may also use your I.L.L. username-password to login into your library account (patron record) in order to to check your due date(s) and other library account information.
Lee University faculty, staff and students
lee followed by your 9-digit Lee University ID number.
* If your ID number does not have 9 digits, add zeros between lee and your ID number.
Pentecostal Theological Seminary
Your barcode number as it appears on your Seminary ID
Special Other Categories
Your barcode number as it appears on your Library ID
* You will be notified when the requested item arrives. To pick up your Interlibrary Loan materials, bring your University/Library ID to the Circulation Counter.
FAQs about Interlibrary Loans
1. An interlibrary loan is a transaction in which library material, or a copy of the material, is made available by one library to another upon request.
Through interlibrary loan service, eligible borrowers may access material not owned by this Library. When you turn in an interlibrary loan request, Squires Library attempts to borrow or obtain a photocopy of the needed material from another library.
2. What type of materials are available?
The conditions of loan services are set by national, regional, and state codes as well as by policies of individual lending libraries. Most libraries normally loan books and photocopies of articles. Other types of items may not be available. The following materials are usually not loaned:
Books - published the same year as the request
Periodicals - whole volumes or issues
Audiovisual materials (phonograph records, CDs, cassette tapes, videos, software, photographs, film)
Bulky, fragile, or oversized materials that are expensive or difficult to pack
Rare material, including manuscripts
Genealogical and other similar materials
Dissertations (Many American and Canadian dissertations are only available by purchase.)
If you need any of these materials, please inquire at the Reference Desk for assistance: (423) 614-8562.
3. How do I request interlibrary loan material?
Detailed Instructions: Using Library Catalog for Inter-Library Loan Request
The Lee University and Theological Seminary faculty, staff, and students may request interlibrary loan materials in the Reference Dept. of Squires Library. Other persons may request interlibrary loan materials at the Cleveland Public Library. First check for availability
Before requesting a loan, please check to be certain the item you want is not available at Squires Library. Note: Only items not available at this library may be obtained through interlibrary loan.
To locate books in Squires Library, check the online catalog.
To locate a particular periodical:
- Consult the full-text database list from the Library's homepage.
- Conduct a "journal title search" on the Library's online catalog.
To request a loan or article, complete the Interlibrary Loan Online Request Form. (For instructions, see Username/Password instructions above.) You will be notified when the item(s) arrives. To pick up your Interlibrary Loan materials, bring your University/Library ID to the Circulation Counter.
4. How much does it cost?
Most of the time there is no charge to borrow books or to receive articles via interlibrary loan. For rare or difficult-to-obtain materials, the lending library may charge a photocopying or handling fee, which would then be passed along to you.
5. When can I expect materials?
Depending on the location of requested items and the method of delivery, materials usually arrive within two weeks. Journal articles that are available electronically may arrive in just a few days. Squires Library processes Interlibrary loan requests promptly. If the Library has not received materials by the final date you have indicated when you can use them, the request will be canceled.
To pick up your Interlibrary Loan materials, bring your University/Library ID to the Circulation Counter.