Interlibrary Loan is for:
Please search the Ann Arbor catalog and use Get This for books that Ann Arbor owns. You may request most types of materials: books, photocopies of periodical articles, dissertations, and government documents. Materials that are difficult to obtain include:
ARTICLESArticles are usually sent as links to electronic copies. You will receive an email on your UM-Flint account when it arrives, or you can login to ILLiad to check. Articles are accessible to you for 5 viewings or 14 days from the date of posting.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?About half of article requests arrive in 2 days, and about half of book and other hardcopy requests arrive in 1 week. It all depends on the rarity of the item you're requesting, the speed of the lending library, and shipping time. For more information on ILL's turn-around time, check the ILL Turn Around Times page. You will receive an email on your UM-Flint account when your materials arrive. You may pick up books at the Circulation Desk office by presenting your MCard. Photocopies for faculty and staff are sent through campus mail. A valid picture ID must be shown to pick up materials. Copyright law limits the number of articles photocopied to five articles published in the same periodical during the current and the previous five years.
LOAN PERIOD AND RENEWALSPlace a renewal request through ILLiad by selecting "Checked Out Items" from beneath View. Click on the blue transaction number of the item you wish to renew. Click on the red "Renew Request" link at the top of the next screen. If you receive any sort of error at all, a renewal may not be possible, or this item must be renewed by phone: 734-764-8584. Renewal requests can be made only 1-5 days prior to the original due date. If you are unable to renew your item during this time, please contact the Interlibrary Loan office. Please note: Renewals are granted by the lending library, and depending on restrictions that they set for the item, may be denied.
RETURNING MATERIALSReturn materials to the Circulation Desk. It is important to return ILL books on time so as not to jeopardize our borrowing relationships with other libraries. Photocopies do not need to be returned.
FEES and FINES -- BOOKSILL overdue fines are the same as other Thompson Library overdue fines. All faculty, staff, and students are responsible for any fines and/or fees incurred due to loss or damage of materials obtained through ILL. Incurring fines may curtail your interlibrary loan privileges.
The maximum amount of fines is the replacement cost of the book plus processing fee. The replacement cost and processing fee are set by the lending library, not the Thompson Library.
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