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.
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.
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.
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.