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Interlibrary Loan

What is Interlibrary Loan?
We have very rich collection in our library. It is always a good idea to ask a librarian to direct you to the right source or material for your research. If you don't find what you need the Interlibrary Loan department can borrow materials that are not available in the library such as books, periodical articles etc.

Who can use it?
Current faculty, staff, graduate and undergraduate students of Alabama State University. This service is extended to members of ASU for a research projects or course-related assignments.

Where is it located?
Interlibrary Loan pick-up and drop-off is at the Reference Desk on the first floor of the Library. A Current Valid I.D. is required to pick-up ILL materials. Please DO NOT RETURN Interlibrary Loan materials anywhere but the Reference Desk. This is very important. We are dependent upon other libraries to lend the materials we do not own. So it is important that all materials be returned on time.

How do I use Interlibrary Loan?
Interlibrary loan requests can be made directly through WorldCat. Check WorldCat to make sure that requested material is not owned by our library. If the item is owned by Alabama State University, the “Request item through Interlibrary Loan” option will not be available. Once the appropriate material is located in WorldCat Local, click the blue “Request item through Interlibrary Loan” button on the right side of the screen. An Interlibrary Loan request form will pop up. Please fill in the requested information and submit. Interlibrary Loan Staff will contact you when requested materials arrive.

Please ask at the Library staff at Public Service Desks for assistance if you have difficulty locating the needed item in WorldCat.

Interlibrary Loan staff will make every effort to borrow materials at no cost, however, the patron will be notified of possible ILL charges prior to receiving the material. There are usually no charges for books. If the material being requested is an AV material (CD, video, DVD, etc.) we may not be able to borrow it from other libraries because these materials may be non-circulating. Allow a minimum of one week for a response to submitted request. You will be contacted by email or phone by Interlibrary Loan staff when the material is available for pick-up.

If you abuse this service, your privileges with Interlibrary Loan could be terminated.
Resources can be charged out directly from these Montgomery Libraries: Auburn University at Montgomery, Faulkner University, Huntingdon College, Troy University at Montgomery, and Alabama Public Library Services by obtaining a Montgomery Higher Education Consortium Sticker for your ASU I.D. Card from Circulation Desk at Levi Watkins Library.