Interlibrary loan or “ILL” is a service provided, usually for free through cooperative agreements with other libraries, to current students, current and/or retired faculty, staff, and administrators. Requests can be placed for books, book chapters, articles, media, and more. Requests can be scanned and delivered electronically, physically mailed to a campus location, or even to your home. Interlibrary Loan provides items from within the PennWest University Libraries Collections as well as from reciprocal libraries across the nation. Interlibrary Loan provides libraries the ability to share resources within a framework of mutual understanding and good faith.
For 100% Online students, please return materials prior to their due date
Use the prepaid UPS return label the ILL department sent you with your material. If you do not have the printed label, please contact your Campus Library Department and a label can be emailed to you.
There is no extra cost for using the UPS label, but you (the borrower) are responsible for finding a UPS drop-off location.
You may also return the item using the U.S. Postal Service. However, the cost of the return is on you (the borrower).
Articles do not need to be returned.
Patrons are responsible for borrowed ILL materials from the moment of checkout to the moment of check in. If ILL material is lost or damaged, the patron will be charged a replacement fee and/or a processing fee that is set forth from the lending institution. A patron will receive email notification when an item is 1 week overdue, 2 weeks overdue and 1 month overdue. Replacement fees will occur when the item is more than one (1) month overdue. The patron will be notified via email of the invoiced replacement and/or processing fee(s). Fees will also appear on a patron’s university account.