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FAQs: InterLibrary Loan (ILL) & Document Delivery

This guide explains how you can borrow things SCF doesn't own -- from around the world!

What is ILL?

Interlibrary loan (ILL) is a cooperative program in which libraries make materials from their collections available to patrons from other libraries. ILL service is available to all SCF students, faculty, and staff. 

Please review the information on this page to find out more about requesting and receiving, and returning ILL materials. 

Check SCF First

SCF Library can place interlibrary loan requests for books and articles that are not available in our collections.

However, you should always check SCF first, to see if already we have the items you need. 

You can search the SCF Library Catalog for books and articles. 

Link to library catalog

How to Request an ILL

To request an Interlibrary loan:

Search the SCF Library Catalog, using the Statewide Catalog option. See example below:

 

If you have questions about searching the Library Catalog, or finding specific materials, please speak with a librarian first. SCF librarians are available in person, by phone, or virtual chat on Ask a Librarian.  

 

ILL Policies & FAQs

  • SCF does not place ILL requests for textbooks.
  • Please note that you will be charged a $75 fine if your ILL book becomes overdue or is lost.  The fine will be waived when the ILL is returned, the cost of the item has been paid in full, or a replacement copy has been provided.
  • If you have questions, contact Carolyn Zaput:  941-752-5657, zaputc@scf.edu

COPYRIGHT

This law is predominantly applicable to ILL requests for copies of articles/chapters.

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 judgement, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.