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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!

COVID 19 POLICIES - Please Read

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, most libraries are closed, as we are. Therefore no one has access to their physical collections, and I can neither request nor receive books. So the ability to place UBorrow requests has been disabled, as has the option to request physical books using OCLC WorldShare..

I can accommodate requests for articles that may be received and then sent to you electronically, however. This does not include chapters from any physical books, as they are all inaccessible. But I may be able to request articles from e-journals or e-books, IF the request does not violate copyright (see below).

ILL Policies & FAQs

  • NO TEXTBOOKS!
  • Delivery times vary - please plan accordingly - thanks!
  • 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 any questions, please call Carolyn 941-752-5657 or email her zaputc@scf.edu

What's an 'ILL'?

"ILL" is short for InterLibrary Loan.

If you want/need something SCF doesn't have, you can place an ILL request and Carolyn will find it for you!

You may always email me the info: zaputc@scf.edu and I'll place a request for you.

Check SCF First !

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Search all Library Resources in one search.

Need help finding a book, eBook or Scholarly Journal?  Review our FAQs.

  • First see if SCF has the item you want at any of our campuses, & check to see if it's on the shelf/available.
  • You can request another copy using ILL if ours is not available.

How to Request an ILL

After UBorrow service resumes . . . 

To request an ILL, first try this:

Search all public Florida Colleges & Universities

Choose SCF from the drop down menu at the top, and then login.

If you don't find what you need, you may

Email me: zaputc@scf.edu

Make sure you include your G00#!

Or work with a librarian, who will get your info to me and I can search a worldwide database. I'll let you know what I've found and done.

For articles, please send me as much information as you can (article title, author, title of journal/serial, date).

I'll place request for you. Please be aware of copyright law, per box below.

 

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.