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ILLiad: The software used to manage Interlibrary Loan requests. You must register for an ILLiad account (one-time registration) before you can submit a request.
Due Dates: Are determined by the lending library. The average loan period is 4 weeks.
Renewals: Renewals are ONLY granted at the discretion of the lending library. If a renewal is allowed, the average renewal period is 3 weeks.
Recalls: The lending library may recall Interlibrary Loan materials at their discretion. Recalled materials must be returned to Regent University Library within two (2) days of notification.
Returns: Loan materials borrowed through Interlibrary Loan must be returned to Regent University Library's circulation desk.
Overdue items: A $1.00 per day will be charged for overdue Interlibrary Loan Books. Failure to return materials by the due date or recall date will result in a blocked ILLiad account.
Electronic Delivery: All copy requests are delivered as PDF files to your ILLiad account. Be sure to save the PDF file as it will automatically be deleted 30 days after delivery.
Problems: Please contact the Interlibrary Loan department as soon as possible. We will work with the lender to resolve the problem on your behalf.
Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a service provider of research materials: books, periodical articles, movies, etc. ILL is a Library to Library service, lending libraries do not loan materials to individuals. Please use your Illiad account to request materials you need and we will find the libraries that hold these items.
Interlibrary Loan at Regent University Library is available only to current students, faculty and staff.
ILL will help you obtain research materials not available at Regent University Library. However, some items might be difficult to obtain from other libraries, such as:
If the material you have requested is owned by Regent, we will process your request and pull the item from our stacks. You will be able to come and pick it up from the Circulation Desk just like any other ILL request.
Please do not request textbooks through Interlibrary Loan. Interlibrary Loan cannot be used as a substitute for buying textbooks or other course required materials. Loan periods are rarely longer than 4 weeks and renewals are not always granted. Keeping a book longer than the loan period will cause your ILLiad account to be blocked, prohibiting you from requesting additional Interlibrary loan materials. Overdue books cause strained relationships with other providing libraries we rely on for supplemental research materials.
You may attempt to request theses and dissertations via ILL. If you need help finding additional resources for your research, please contact a librarian.
ILL books and materials can take 5 to 10 business days to arrive.
Journal articles usually arrive within three days, but can take up to 1-2 weeks to arrive.
Delivery time is dependent on the library sending the material, the availability of the requested material, and the accuracy of your request.
All ILL materials have an automatic email notification sent to Regent University email accounts or a preferred specified email account.
Book items may be picked up at the Circulation Desk. Journal articles will be made available as a PDF via your ILLiad account.
Journal articles are yours to keep.
Interlibrary Loan material due dates are set by the lending library. Renewals can only be given by the lending library. In order to request an ILL renewal, you must contact the Interlibrary Loan Department directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or Patty Hughson at 757.352.4424.
Renewals are not guaranteed and are not usually granted once the due date has passed.
Interlibrary Loan is a courtesy provided by libraries around the world and any conditions imposed by that library will be strictly observed. All items can be subject to immediate recall by the lending library. Borrowed items kept overdue by patrons create critical problems for Interlibrary Loan service. Lending libraries may cease to lend to our institution until all overdue materials are returned.
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 specified conditions is that the photocopy or other 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.
If you have questions or comments about these ILL policies, feel free to email our Interlibrary Loan department.
Books: Distance Students are eligible to request circulating items owned by Regent University Library. Additionally, Interlibrary Loan will borrow books that are unavailable in the Regent Collection from other libraries. This service is available for DE students that live within the Continental United States. Please keep in mind that items borrowed from other libraries are first delivered to Regent Library, before being shipped to your address which will result in a shorter check-out period. Due to the shorter check-out period, you may want to consider using your local public library ILL department for this service.
Returns: You are responsible for return postage on all items that are shipped to you. We recommend that you use a courier with tracking and insurance so that you are not charged for books lost in return shipment.
PDF Copies of Articles or Book Chapters: Just like other students, Distance Students can request PDF copies of articles and book chapters.