Interlibrary Loan Items:
Interibrary Loan (ILL) is a service that obtains books, articles, and other materials not available at the Mount St. Joseph University Library, through the Library’s databases, or through OhioLINK or SearchOhio. This service is available for Mount students, faculty, staff and Sisters of Charity with a valid ID card. Items are loaned at the discretion of the owning library. You will be notified via email if we are unable to obtain your requested item. ILL service is not available to visiting and guest patrons of the Mount Library. If you need interlibrary loan assistance, please contact your home library (if you are an OhioLINK or SearchOhio Member) or your nearest public library.
Interlibrary Loan Request Form:
Complete our online form to request items through ILL.
Interlibrary Loan Books & Media:
Loan periods are solely determined by the lending library. Generally speaking, items borrowed through the ILL service have a loan period of 30 days.
You will receive an email notification when your requested item has arrived and is available for pickup. ILL books and media are usually available within 7-10 business days from the time the request is submitted.
A Request for a renewal must be made prior to the due date. Renewals are granted at the discretion of the loaning library.
See Borrowing Guidelines for more information about Interlibrary Loan Books & Media.
Requesting Books & Media:
Interlibrary Loan Articles:
Interlibrary Loan service obtains copies of magazine, journal and newspaper articles not available in the Mount Library or through the Library’s databases. This service is available for Mount students, faculty, staff with a valid ID card, and Sisters of Charity with a valid guest card.
Copyright law permits only five (5) requests per journal title (for articles published within the last five years) to be obtained through ILL per year.
Accessing Emailed Articles:
The Library will send requested articles to your email account with the subject line “The article you requested is now available.” To access your requested article:
Copy the case-sensitive password.
Click on the link “Your requested file is available at…”
Paste the password in the labeled box.
Click on Get my file.
Questions? Contact the Library:
Q: I found an article I need for on a website, but I can’t get access unless I purchase it. What should I do?
Q: What is interlibrary loan?
Q: Who can use interlibrary loan?
Q: What types of items can I request through interlibrary loan?
Q: How do I submit an interlibrary loan request?
Q: When will I receive my interlibrary loan request?
Q: How will I receive the article I requested through interlibrary loan?
Q: How can I check the status of my interlibrary loan request?
Q: How long can I keep my electronic article I received through interlibrary loan?
Q: Where do I pick up my book or other physical library item?
Q: How long can I keep my book or other physical interlibrary loan item?
Q: Can my physical interlibrary loan item be renewed? How many times can I renew?
Q: How do I renew my physical interlibrary loan item?
Q: Where do I return my physical interlibrary loan item?
Q: Is there a fine if I don’t return my physical interlibrary loan item by the due date?
Q: What if I lose or damage my physical interlibrary loan item?
Q: Who do I contact concerning interlibrary loan questions?