Interlibrary Loan Material Usage
Materials received through interlibrary loan are intended for personal use only. It is a violation of copyright law's First Sale Doctrine to make copies of any material obtained through interlibrary loan. This means that interlibrary loaned media (such as DVDs) cannot be copied to our VOD repository, nor can books be photocopied for classroom use or reserves. If you are a faculty member and need classroom material, please use the library's Purchase Request Form or contact a librarian by email at email@example.com or phone (319) 398-5697 to discuss purchase options.
Interlibrary Loan Charges
Generally, there is no charge for the interlibrary loan service. However, some libraries may charge a lending or copyright fee for certain materials. If you request an item with associated fees, we will contact you to confirm that you are willing to pay any applicable fees.
Returning Interlibrary Loan Material
Electronic and hardcopy articles are yours to keep. All other interlibrary loan materials should be returned to the library or county center where you picked them up. Please return any accompanying paperwork or book straps with your items.
Overdue Interlibrary Loans
You will receive 3 overdue notices. If after the third notice you have not returned the item(s), your interlibrary loan borrowing privileges will be suspended. If the item is still not returned, your Kirkwood Library borrowing privileges may be suspended. Finally, a stop may be placed on your student account until the overdue and/or recalled item is returned.
Please note that late returns of interlibrary loan materials jeopardize Kirkwood's ability to borrow from the libraries who lent us those materials.
Interlibrary Loan Recalls
It may happen that an interlibrary loan item in your possession is recalled. This usually means that a patron from the lending library needs it as well. Recalls due dates replace the original due date of the item and every effort should be made by the borrower (you) to return it as quickly as possible.
Quick return of recalled materials helps Kirkwood Library Services maintain good relationships with other libraries and helps ensure that these libraries will continue to lend us their items.
If material you need is held by a Cedar Rapids Metro Area Library, you can expect to receive your material faster by visiting any of these locations than receiving it through our Interlibrary Loan service. If you would like to check availability at any of these locations, you can visit their catalog here: http://crpl.ent.sirsi.net/client/crpl.
Interlibrary loan requests for renewals cannot be placed once the item becomes overdue. For more information on renewals, see the page here.
A: Interlibrary loan (ILL) is a library service that allows Kirkwood students, faculty and staff to request materials from other libraries around the country.
A: Use interlibrary loan when you want a specific resource not held by Kirkwood Community College Libraries.
A: Generally, any items not held by Kirkwood Community College may be requested, usually books and articles.
However, the following may not be requested through ILL:
A: Interlibrary loan is provided free of charge to our community of Kirkwood students and employees. If you aren't a current student or employee, ask your local public library about their ILL service.
Electronic Documents (Articles, Book Chapters, etc.)
Physical Media (Books, DVDs, CDs, etc.)
If you need to make changes to an interlibrary loan request that you have already submitted, or have questions about a requst you placed, please contact the interlibrary loan staff as soon as you are able by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 319-398-5696.
Because interlibrary loan requests are made from the catalog, requesting items found in databases works a bit differently. Despite this, it is still pretty easy to make an interlibrary loan request if you follow the following steps:
Step 1: Most databases support a device to find full text for material that is not directly held by the database itself. Locate a button or link that says "find full text" or something similar:
Step 2: Clicking the Full Text link will open a window that will show whether Kirkwood Libraries might hold the material in another database. Sometimes it will list that the item is held in the database. If so, check the "Coverage" line as often we only have limited coverage of certain titles. If we don't have access, you can click the "Request This Item" button toward the bottom of the window:
Step 2a: Currently, for some database items, the "Request This Item" button does not appear. But that's okay, you can still get the item you need, it will just take an extra step. Below is an example of an article that does not display the "Request This Item" button:
Step 2b: If you see the above screen, no sweat! Simply copy the item title and paste it into the library catalog search box:
Step 2c: If you are making an interlibrary loan request off campus, you will have to authenticate after clicking either the "Request This Item" or "Request This" button. After the "Authentication Required" window appears, click the "Sign into Kirkwood Community College Libraries with K number" link and log in with your k-number and EagleNet Password. After logging in, you may proceed with Step 3 below.
Step 3: Once you click the "Request This Item" from the window above or from the library catalog, the Interlibrary Loan Form will appear. Fill out the form, making sure that you enter all required information:
That's all there is to it! Let us know if you have any questions.
The simplest way to make an interlibrary loan request is by doing so through our WorldCat catalog. Follow these steps to find and request material for interlibrary loan.
Step 1: Search the catalog. Go to http://www.kirkwood.edu/library and enter your search terms into the search box as seen here:
Step 1a: If your search brings up the item you are looking for, then it is available from the Kirkwood Library! If you need the item delivered to one of the county/regional centers, follow the instructions found HERE. If, however, the item you are looking for does not appear, you will have to expand your search beyond Kirkwood Library holdings. To do so, simply check the "Libraries Worldwide" check box on the upper left hand side of the screen as seen here:
Step 2: After you have found the item that you want, click the title of the work. Once you do this a button titled "Request This" will display. Click the button to open up the interlibrary loan request form:
Step 2a: (Off-Campus) Requesting an interlibrary loan from off-campus requires an additional step. After clicking the "Request This" button, a window will pop up asking for authentication. Click the "Sign into Kirkwood Community College Libraries with K number" link in this window and log in. After that, continue with Step 3 below.
Step 3: Fill out the Interlibrary Loan Request Form. After you click the "Request This" button, an Interlibrary Loan Request form will appear. Simply fill out the form and then click Submit at the bottom of the window (note that required fields are denoted with a red asterisk):
That's it, your request has been submitted!
Click the image above to see the Library Account Screen
Directions on how to search the Library's WorldCat Discovery to locate and request articles and books not owned by the library.