Interlibrary Loan FAQ

 

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Eligibility

Circuit and Interlibrary Loan (ILL) services are available for:

  • Current SDSU students
  • Current and retired SDSU faculty and staff


Types of Materials

A variety of materials, including articles, books, and audiovisual, may be requested via Interlibrary Loan provided they meet the following criteria:

  • The item must be needed for SDSU research or course work.
  • The item must not be owned by the SDSU Library (but it's OK to order books that are currently checked out).


Turnaround Times, Request Limits, and Loan Periods

Service Material Types Turnaround Time Limits Loan Period
Circuit books only 1-2 days 20 books/time 28 days /  2 renewal
Interlibrary Loan any material depends on material  no limit depends on lending library / 1 renewal for most loans

To renew ILL items, please log into your ILL Account, then click on Checked Out Items, find the corresponding Transaction Number, click on it, and above towards the left upper corner, if the item is renewable, there will be a link that says Renew Request in red.  If the item isn't renewable there won't be a Renew Request link.  Just so you know, after you renew an item, the lending library may deny the renewal request.  You will receive an email informing you of the lending library's decision.  


Notification and Status of Requests

Notification

You'll be notified by email when loans are available for pickup at the Circulation Desk and you will receive an email when an article is posted on the web via your ILL Account.  On rare occasions some articles may be delivered to your home or campus address on file with the library.

Status of Requests

The current status of all requests is available after submission by logging into your ILL Account.  The status of Circuit requests are linked to your Circ Record, to check it, log into your Circ Record.


New Email? New ILL Password?

Email

If you have a new email, please log into your ILL Account and change it.

ILL account password

There is a link under the ILLiad login page, click on Forgot Password? and then follow the prompts.


Delivery and/or Pickup of Materials

Articles

are delivered to you electronically.  On rare occasions, articles are mailed to your home or campus address on file with the university. If you receive an email that your article has been posted to the web, please log into your ILL Account and click on Electronically Received Articles.

Loans

are held for pickup at the Circulation Desk.  Your SDSU Red ID card will be required for checkout.


Charges

You pay for all library services through your tuition fees. 


Returning Materials

  • Return all items directly to a Circulation Desk assistant on or before the due date.
  • Please do not remove the identifying strap from the book cover.
  • Please do not return other libraries' books in a book drop.  Book drops are not emptied on a daily basis.


Overdues and Billing

In order to maintain good relationships with other libraries, it is very important that loans we borrow from them be returned on time.  Most loans can be renewed (before the due date) by logging into your ILL Account and clicking on Checked Out Items.  To renew Circuit books, please log into your Circ Record.  Fines for loans borrowed from other libraries are as follows:

Document Delivery Service Fine
Circuit Books $1/day + $15 billing fee
Interlibrary Loan Loans

There are no overdue fines

If a loan hasn't been returned there is a $98, plus $15


Interlibrary Loan Contact Info

Have a question? Email ill@mail.sdsu.edu for answers or ask a librarian.  For Circuit questions or info, please email the Circ Desk at circulation@mail.sdsu.edu.

Contact Us

Circulation Contact

Location: Library Addition, 1st Floor
Phone: 619.594.6793
Email: circulation@mail.sdsu.edu

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