How do I request a book?
- Before requesting a book through ILL, please be sure to check the catalog by entering the title of the book in the above search box.
- If the book you want is available, you can request it yourself directly within the catalog, either through the "Request from HELIN" button and receive the book within two working days from another local HELIN library, or by using the "Request thru Interlibrary Loan" button, which will generate an interlibrary loan request.
If you cannot find the book in the catalog, request your book through the interlibrary loan request form. Try to fill out as much of the form as possible.
How do I request an article?
- Check here to locate your article in case we already offer access.
- Check in the Journals A-Z listing to see if the journal is owned by Salve in either print or electronic format.
- Or use the interlibrary loan request form and manually fill out the information on the article you wish to request. Try to fill out as much of the form as possible.
Who may make an interlibrary loan request?
Interlibrary loan service for journal articles is available to all current 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 a librarian
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 must 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 email@example.com
.The library cannot mail to your home any book that does not belong to Salve Regina University.
Are there any charges?
Salve Regina University faculty and PhD candidates have an interlibrary loan allowance of $100 per semester.
Undergraduate, graduate, and staff have an allowance of $75 per semester.
Beyond this allowance, charges imposed by the lending library are the responsibility of the borrower. The Interlibrary Loan Department will inform the patron of the charges before obtaining the requested material.
Overdue, replacement, and damage fees imposed by the lending library are the responsibility of the borrower and are not refundable.
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 to their @salve.edu account when their ILL requests arrive. ILL requests are picked up at the Circulation Desk; please be sure to have your Salve I.D. card.
How long can I have the item?
Photocopies of articles are the property of the borrower and are transmitted through Article Exchange. An access link and case sensitive password are emailed to your Salve email address when photocopies are available. They are also accessible from your Interlibrary Loan account
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 (such as books, DVDs, etc.) may only be returned to the Circulation Desk. Materials returned by mail or other method remain the responsibility of the borrower until are returned to McKillop Library. Copies of articles are the property of the borrower and do not need to be returned.
Can my item be renewed?
Most books can be renewed if requested prior to the due date. Requests can be made either by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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. It may take one or more days before the lending library responds to a renewal request.
Some lending libraries provide longer loan periods with the condition that they may not be renewed. This will be indicated on the item below the marked date due.