Community Users - Interlibrary Loan

"Interlibrary loans" are items borrowed for patrons by Coulter Library from other libraries, and consequently are subject to varying loan periods and renewal periods, depending upon the lending library's policies. Interlibrary loans are subject to federal copyright laws.

Community patrons may request up to five (5) single returnable items (books, tapes, DVDs, CDs, etc.) and five (5) single non-returnable items (e.g., articles) within a one-month period through interlibrary loan. (When ordering a set of items, each item within the "set" counts as a single item.) Patrons may only have five (5) returnable items out at one time. ILL media requests are limited to twenty (20) single media items (DVDs, CDs, tapes, etc.) per year. To request an item, patrons e-mail [email protected].  Renewals of interlibrary loan items can be requested at Coulter Library either in person, by phone, or by e-mail. Renewals must be requested at least three days before an item is due, or the request will not be accepted. Renewal is not guaranteed and is completely at the discretion of the lending library.

Overdue Interlibrary Loan Items: Coulter Library's relationships with other lending libraries rely on timely return of ILL items. Therefore, an overdue interlibrary loan item will result in suspension of the patron's library account. After three overdue ILL items, the patron's ILL privileges will be terminated.

When Coulter Library receives a bill from the lending library, the patron is charged for the item plus a Coulter Library processing fee. The option to return the item is forfeited at this time. (Because ILL items are not the property of Coulter Library, there is no option for patron replacement of lost ILL items.) If the patron was formerly an OCC student, a PERC restriction is placed on the patron's campus record which will prevent them from receiving a copy of their transcript until his/her obligation to Coulter Library for the ILL item(s) has been fulfilled.

Patron type: 
Community User