Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a service through which materials not owned by Holy Family University Library may be requested and obtained from other libraries.
Holy Family University (HFU) students, faculty, and staff are eligible to use this service.
Alumni and guest patrons are not eligible to use this service here at HFU. We encourage you contact the ILL service at your home institution or local public library.
For questions about Interlibrary Loan, please visit the front desk of the main floor of the Library.
Please remember that the Library staff will gladly provide assistance with and answer your questions about the ILL service.
What kind of materials can ILL provide?
What material should NOT be requested on ILL?
How long does it take to receive my materials?
ILL book/media loans usually take 5-7 business days to arrive. Article copies usually arrive within 2-3 business days. Receipt times can vary, so ILL requests should be placed well in advance of the due date of a major paper / assignment.
What is the fee for this service?
This is a free service, however, overdue ILL books will incur a $.10 per day fine.
How will I know when the material I have requested is received?
You will be notified by telephone or email (your HFU email is preferred) when your ILL material is received. Book/media loans are to be picked up in the library at the Circulation Desk. You may also check on the status of a pending ILL request by inquiry at the Interlibrary Loan Desk.
Please note that you are responsible for verifying the citation of each item requested by using a research database, a standard bibliography, a catalog, or an index. You may also include a copy of your citation with your ILL request.
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