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What is InterLibrary Loan?

What is InterLibrary Loan?
InterLibrary Loan (ILL) is the borrowing and lending of books and other materials between libraries. 

LCCC Library InterLibrary is committed to supporting academic research by:

  • Borrowing materials not available in the LCCC Library
  • Scanning and delivering articles electronically
  • Lending LCCC materials to other university and community college libraries, public libraries, and commercial libraries
The LCCC Bass InterLibrary Loan services unit provides book/media loans and high-quality copies of documents (primarily journal articles) from materials NOT OWNED by or available at the Bass Library.


Is there a fee?
There is no charge for the use of LCCC InterLibrary loan services. However, there are costs associated with the process of receiving materials from other institutions, such as labor, photo duplication, copyright compliance, and postage and handling. Please only request materials you need.

How long will it take for my request to be processed?
When requesting an OhioLINK book, most materials will arrive at the LCCC Library within 3 to 5 working days. However, if the requested item is on hold at the owning Library your request will be fulfilled when the item is available. Generally, a request for an article will be processed within 24 hours and the requested material should arrive within 2 to 7 working days. However, this time frame may vary, Receipt time is determined by the lending institution's resources. 

Can journal articles be delivered electronically?
Journal articles are delivered electronically unless you specify pickup at the Circulation Desk. The article will be delivered to your LCCC student email account. LCCC or University Partnership staff and faculty are also sent via email or staff and faculty may request office delivery.

Can I borrow textbooks through ILL?
Textbooks not held at the LCCC Library can be obtained through OhioLINK. OhioLINK books are checked out for three weeks and may be renewed six times if there are not holds for the book. You may also visit the About Textbooks and Course Reserves LibGuide

How will I know when my requested material arrives?
You will be contacted through your LCCC email account. LCCC or University Partnership staff and faculty may request phone notification or office delivery.

Where do I pick up OhioLINK/ILL books?
You may pick up your item(s) at the Circulation Desk located on the second floor of the Library.  

What about OhioLINK/ILL fines?  
OhioLINK overdue fines are $.50 per day. Items thirty days overdue are $50.00. Non-returned/damaged items are $125.00.

In accordance with U.S. Copyright laws, it is illegal for the LCCC Library to request several articles from the same journal in a calendar year.

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