Patrons are usually not charged for ILL services. However, patrons should be aware that the average cost of an Interlibrary Loan request is $20.00, which includes shipping charges, administrative costs, staffing, and copyright clearances. Therefore, prudent use of ILL is always encouraged.
Note to faculty: Please do not require students to place ILL requests simply to get the experience.
- Students: If the cost for borrowing an item is over $20.00, you will be asked in advance if you will pay the difference. (This usually happens in a case where the lending library charges more than $20.00.)
- Faculty: If the cost for borrowing an item is over $25.00, you will be asked in advance if you will pay the difference.
- NOTE: The borrowing patron will be charged for material that is damaged, lost, or overdue.