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Interlibrary Loan



Interlibrary loan (ILL) service is available to obtain books that are not available through the HELIN or Brown (InRhode) catalogs, and to obtain articles from journals which McKillop Library does not have.

How do I request an article?
  1. Check here to locate your article in case we already have it.
  2. Check here in the Journals A-Z listing to make sure the journal is not owned by Salve in either print or electronic format.
  3. Or use the interlibrary loan request forms above and manually fill out the information on the article you wish to request. Try to fill out as much of the form as possible. Make sure to fill in the "Cancel if not filled by" date. This is the date after which you would no longer need the article. Enter you name and library barcode on the bottom of the form and click "Submit this request."


How do I request a book?
Before requesting a book through ILL, please be sure to check the HELIN catalog and Brown University Libraries' InRhode catalog. If the book you want is available in either of these catalogs, you can request it yourself directly within the respective catalog.
If no HELIN or Brown libraries own the book you want, click on the Request a Book form above. Try to fill out as much of the form as possible. Make sure to fill in the "Cancel if not filled by" date. This is the date after which you would no longer need the book.

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Who can make an ILL request?
Interlibrary loan service for journal articles is available to faculty, students and staff of the Salve Regina University community. Materials requested should be limited to those needed for academic research. For assistance in searching for research materials on a certain topic, or to find possible alternative research materials on a certain topic that might be available more quickly right at McKillop Library rather than through ILL, please contact the Research and Instructional Services Department.

Interlibrary loan service for books is limited to faculty, staff and students living near or on campus. Books obtained through interlibrary loan cannot be mailed to anyone's home address, but have to be picked up in the library.

Distance education students may only request journal articles through ILL. Special request for a book owned by Salve Regina University to be mailed to your home needs to be done by calling 401-341-2379 or send an email to ill@salve.edu. The library cannot mail to your home any book that does not belong to Salve Regina University.

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Are there any charges?
Charges imposed by the lending library are the responsibility of the borrower. The Interlibrary Loan Department will inform the patron if there is a charge before obtaining the requested material. Salve Regina University faculty and PhD candidates have an interlibrary loan allowance of $50 per semester, not including the summer semester.


How do I check my ILL status?
Please contact the Interlibrary Loan Department to check on the status of an ILL request. You may contact the office by phone, (401) 341-2379 or e-mail ill@salve.edu.


How long does it take?
Interlibrary loan can be a slow process. Some interlibrary loans may take up to two weeks to complete. Interlibrary loans from other RI libraries will be faster. In some cases ILL requests may take a considerably longer period to fill. Patrons will be notified by e-mail or telephone when their ILL requests arrive. ILL requests are picked up at the Circulation Desk, please be sure to have your Salve I.D. Mail delivery of ILL requests is available for patrons who live at a distance. Call the Interlibrary Loan Department to arrange mail delivery.

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How long can I have the item?
Photocopies of articles are the property of the borrower.

Make sure to check the date due on ILL books as they may vary. Most libraries will lend material for three weeks from its arrival at Salve. It is the responsibility of the borrower to return materials promptly. Loaned materials can be returned to the Circulation Desk.

Most books can be renewed if requested prior to the due date. Requests can be made either in person or by e-mail ill@salve.edu or phone at 341-2379. Once the lending library has responded to a renewal request, the ILL Staff will notify the patron by e-mail.


Are there any restrictions?
The McKillop Library is bound by any restrictions placed on loans by the lending library. These may include restricting use of the material to within the library and/or prohibiting photocopying.

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What can't be requested through ILL?
Loans are governed by the National Interlibrary Loan Code of the American Library Association and the policies of the lending institution. Libraries do not ordinarily loan the following types of materials:
  • Recently published books
  • Journals (photocopies of individual articles are available)
  • Rare materials, including manuscripts
  • Reference materials
  • Genealogical materials
  • Bulky or fragile materials
  • Doctoral dissertations, when readily available from University Microfilms International
  • Materials on Reserve
  • Audio-visual Materials
The National Copyright Law (Public Law 94-553) General Revision became effective January 1, 1978. This law places limitations on what may be copied, as well as under what conditions and for what purposes copying may take place. More information is available at the Copyright Clearance Center (CCC).


Who Do I Contact For Information?

Kristin Butler, Interlibrary Loan
E-Mail : ill@salve.edu.
Telephone: (401) 341-2379.

Need more help? Ask a librarian at 401-341-2289.

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ILL Contact:

Kristin Butler
E-Mail: ill@salve.edu
Telephone: (401) 341-2379