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Answered By: Lisa Sotak
Last Updated: Jun 08, 2015     Views: 257

If you need an item that Babson Library does not own, you may request it via Interlibrary Loan (ILL). Babson Library will locate another library that can supply the item you need and borrow or obtain a copy for you. There is no charge for this service. When possible articles will be delivered to your Springfield College e-mail address. When this is not possible delivery takes approximately a week (sometimes less, sometimes more ; items will take longer for locations further from the Springfield Campus). Books borrowed via ILL typically have short loan periods (around three weeks) and cannot always be renewed.

To request an item via Interlibrary Loan, simply fill out the appropriate form (Book for books, theses, dissertations, or videos; Article for copies of journal, magazine, or newspaper articles). Please fill out the forms as completely as possible.

Students, faculty, and staff at the Springfield, MA campus, except School of Human Services: Only items that are not owned by Babson Library may be requested via Interlibrary Loan. Please check our online catalog, and/or our Journal Titles A-Z list before submitting your request. Book requests may be picked up at Babson Library's Information Desk; you will be notified by email when they become available. Articles will be delivered to your interlibrary loan account; you will be notified by email when it is available for download.

Students, faculty, and staff in the School of Human Services: Use the Interlibrary Loan forms to request all library materials that you need, whether or not they are owned by Babson Library. For more information contact the Information Desk or use Ask the Library. Please note that items obtained from libraries other than Babson may take additional time to reach you. Articles will be delivered to your interlibrary loan account. Books will be mailed to the address you specify in your interlibrary loan account. Books are only shipped to locations in the United States. Copies of articles are yours to keep.

Who can use Interlibrary Loan? Only current Springfield College students, faculty, and staff may request items through Springfield College's interlibrary loan service. Other patrons should use the interlibrary loan services of your home institution or local public library.