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Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary loan is a method of sharing resources (borrowing or lending of materials or requesting photocopied magazine articles) among libraries. Interlibrary loan service is available to all faculty, staff, and students. (Siena Heights students are eligible.) Individuals who are not LMC employees or students should request interlibrary loans through their public library. Materials that can be obtained include: books; photocopies of journal/magazine articles; and dissertations and theses. Items usually not available to borrow include: entire print issues of journals/magazines; reference and genealogical materials; and sometimes media (e.g., videos, records); and recent releases or items older than 100 years.

LMC students and employees needing resources not held in the LMC library can request materials via Interlibrary Loan. All interlibrary loans take at least 7 days to get to the William Hessel Library. Sometimes they take up to 20 days. Please order materials well in advance of when you need them. There is a limit of 5 loan requests per week for students and 10 requests per week for staff and faculty.

Occasionally, lending libraries may charge a fee for interlibrary loans. Once the library staff receives approval from the library patron that they accept the fee amount, payment of these fees become the responsibility of the Lake Michigan College Library patron. The library will not request required class textbooks.

Articles Books Videos/Cassettes/CD's

Please make sure you've checked all databases before using Interlibrary Loans for articles. We may already have what you need. For fastest service order electronically through ArticleFirst. When you find the article you need, click the ILL button and fill out all of your personal information.

For fastest Service order electronically through WorldCat. When you find the book you need, click the ILL button and fill out all of your personal information. Note - each book is listed multiple times. Be sure to order the one that is owned by the most libraries.

Note - Only about 25% of multimedia requests are ever filled. For fastest service order electronically through WorldCat. When you find the item you need, click the ILL button and fill out all of your personal information. Note - each item is listed multiple times. Be sure to order the one that is owned by the most libraries.

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