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Interlibrary Loan (ILL): Placing a Request

This guide covers how interlibrary loan (ILL) works at CCS Library and includes the forms needed to request materials from external partners

Tips for ILL Requests

  • Providing accurate and complete citation information will speed the processing of your request. 
  • Please request one item per form submission.
  • Please try to place ILL requests at least one week before you need the item.

Placing a Request for an Article

To place a request for an article or book chapter, please fill out this form HERE.

When a scan of the article or book chapter has been received, a link and password for the requested item will be emailed to you. You will be able to download from this link either 5 times or for 30 days (whichever occurs first). Be sure to save the file so you have continued access to it.

Placing a Request for a Physical Item

To place a request for a physical item (such as a book) please fill out this form HERE

When materials arrive at the Library, you will be notified. The item(s) you requested will be available for pickup at the location you specified on the request form. 

Important Copyright Information

It breaks copyright to copy or scan an entire journal issue. It also violates copyright to copy or scan six or more articles from a single journal in a calendar year; if a volume contains one calendar year, no more than 5 articles per volume may be requested.

By using Interlibrary Loan, you agree to these terms and conditions.

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 patrons with 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. This institution reserves the right to reject a copying request if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright.

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