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Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery Services

To request items through the Interlibrary Loan’s new ILL management system, you must first create an account to identify yourself in the system. Please use the link below to register. Once you establish an account your personal information remains on file and future submission will not be necessary. Your email address will enable the Interlibrary Staff to notify you promptly about the fulfillment of your requests. Your personal ILLiad account also allows you to track your requests.

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ILL and DDS assists WVU Tech Students, faculty and staff by obtaining materials not available in the Vining Library.

Book and article requests are free to Tech students only. Charges listed below apply to faculty, staff and the general public. The Vining Library works to locate free materials from participating libraries in-state and out-of-state cooperative networks. Out-of-state libraries may charge processing and copying fees. When free items are not available charges will be applied to the person or department. Articles delivered electronically may take one to two days. Items shipped by regular mail may take three to five business days. For obscure items the library may resort to Document Delivery Services to fulfill the request. Articles generally obtained by DDS cost between $21.00 and $50.00.

Faculty and Staff Fees

Faculty requests are charged to the department at the end of the semester or at the end of the year.
Fees: $3.25 per book request
Fees: $0.15 per page for photocopies + $0.50 per request
Special Fees for printing of PDF File: $5.00 for up to 50 pages – $10.00 for larger files. Electronic Delivery is not charged (upon receipt of web request).

Before making your request you will need the following information:
Book request: Author, title, publisher, date of publication, and source of information
Article Request: Author of article, title of article, journal title, volume, issue number, pages, date of publication, source of information

Interlibrary Loan requests are made first to in-state sources and a cooperative network. Many out-of-state libraries charge extra processing and/or copying fees in excess of our standard charge. You should indicate maximum amount willing to pay for each request.

All Interlibrary Loan materials must be picked up at the library. Books must be returned before the date on the information slip so that they may be shipped back to the loaning library.

Community and other patrons may use the following online request forms:

Book Request: Author(s), Title, Publisher, Date of Publication, Source of information

Fees: $3.25 per book request, payable in advance (upon receipt for web request).

Article Request: Author(s) of Article, Title of Article, Journal Title, Volume, Number, Pages, Date of Publication, Source of information (NOTE: some popular magazines will not have volume and/or issue number).

Fees: $0.15 per page for photocopies + $0.50 per request, payable in advance (upon receipt for web request).
Special Fees for printing of PDF File: $5.00 for up to 50 pages – $10.00 for larger files. Electronic Delivery is not charged (upon receipt for web request).

Interlibrary Loan requests are made first to in-state sources and a cooperative network. Many out-of-state libraries charge extra processing and/or copying fees in excess of our standard charge. You should indicate maximum amount willing to pay for each request.

All Interlibrary Loan materials must be picked up at the library. Books must be returned before the date on the information slip so that they may be shipped back to the loaning library.

If you have not had a reply within a week, please contact Jane Elliott at 442-3734, 442-3816, or Jane.Elliot@mail.wvu.edu.

Additional Policies:

Items not picked up will be returned one week before the due date to the lending library.

Fines

The Circulation Department is responsible for ILL overdue fines. Late charges for all users is 25 cents per day including students. ILL processors will insert a Warning Notice into each book. The books come with due dates from the lending libraries.

Lost or Damaged Materials

Those who have lost or damaged Interlibrary Loan materials will be billed whatever replacement cost, including processing fee, the lending institution imposes. The WVU Libraries ILL unit will impose an additional $10.00 processing fee. Underlining and highlighting are considered damage, and may incur fees.

Copyright

Copyright Law limits interlibrary Loan of journals to 5 uses per year per institution. We use the Copyright Clearance Center internet based tracking to maintain these limits and therefore may have to charge any patron if they require an article from a journal that is past the allowed number of uses.

Copyright Restrictions

The copyright law of the United States [Title 17, United States Code] governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted materials.

The Vining Library will endeavor to abide by the copyright law and reserves the right to refuse or fulfill requests that would be in violation of the copyright law.