Books and videos
Fill out an interlibrary loan request form for books & videos. The lender will send item(s) via postal mail in 3 -14 business days.
Use the "Find it @ Willamette" button to look for alternative access and to fill out an interlibrary loan request form when no access is available. The lending institution will scan and send articles within 2-5 business days.
Interlibrary loan is a service that enables a user of one library to borrow books or receive copies of documents that are owned by another library. The user makes a request with their local library, which, acting as an intermediary, identifies owners of the desired item, places the request, receives the item, makes it available to the user, and arranges for its return. Although books and journal articles are the most frequently requested items, other materials that can be requested include book chapters, audio recordings, video recordings, sheet music, and microform.
Via the Catalog:
Search the local catalog or Worldcat catalog for the item you want. Once you have found the correct item, view the record details and look for the button to "Request Item through Interlibrary Loan." Select Willamette University. Then, login with your WU username and password (and if this is your first request, to register) to submit your request. After you have submitted the request form, you will see a confirmation screen.
Via the ILL Request Form:
Requests can be placed through the Interlibrary Loan page. After logging in, select the correct form under New Requests. Enter the details of the item you need into the request form, and submit.
If you have any problems requesting materials through Interlibrary Loan, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 503.370.6267.
Checkout period: ILL items check-out length is determined by the lending library's policies.
Renewals: The Interlibrary Loan form attached to the book or video will note if a renewal is NOT possible. If there is no note to this effect a renewal request will be submitted for you a few days prior to the due date. If the lending library grants a renewal, you will be emailed the new due date. If the lending library declines the renewal request, you will be emailed the "must-return-by" date.
Overdue fines: $0.50 per item per day. Maximum overdue fine of $20.00 per item.
Lost, Damaged or Unreturned Items: Lost, damaged and/or unreturned ILL items are $75.00 per item and an additional $15.00 non-refundable processing fee, for a total of $90.00 per item. For students, at the end of the semester, all fines and fees will be sent to your student account. If the item is returned immediately after billing, a $75.00 refund may be issued per item if the Hatfield Library has not been billed by the lending library for the item(s).
All items requested via ILL are subject to copyright and fair use restrictions. As such, a significant number of requests from a single source/time frame can invoke high costs to cover copyright use fees. Large expenditures for single ILL requesters can negatively impact our ability to purchase or license resources for the collection therefore we reserve the right to refuse requests.
The Mark O. Hatfield Library complies with the American Library Association interlibrary loan code.