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Interlibrary Loan

How to create an ILL account

First Time Users - Create an ILL Account

Go to our ILL System and click the link that says "Create an Account."

  • Enter all information requested
  • Click “Submit Information” at the bottom of the page to complete your registration

Copyright and ILL materials

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Title 17, U. S. Code outlines United States Copyright law.  It governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material.  Certain conditions specified in the law allow libraries to furnish photocopies and other reproductions.  Section 108 of the Copyright Act allows a library to copy and send to another library portions of copyrighted materials as part of its Interlibrary Loan service provided certain guidelines are meet.  The National Commission on New Technological Uses of Copyrighted Works (CONTU) developed guidelines for fair use to define the conditions and amounts allowable for ILL photocopying.  One specified condition is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship or research and holds the user liable for copyright infringement.  This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would violate the copyright law.


The CONTU guideline for fair use allows up to 5 articles to be copied from a single periodical in one calendar year.  This applies only to materials less than 5 years old.  No more than 6 copies of articles/chapters/small portions may be made from a non-periodical information resource (this includes books) during the entire term of copyright of the work.  Royalty fees must be paid for all articles requested above the fair use allotment for each calendar year.  Lending libraries will track ILL requests.  After the limit is reached, they may ask for apyment or decline to fill the request.