Interlibrary Loan Quick Facts

Can’t find something in our collection or in your local library? We might be able to borrow it from another library. For more information about Interlibrary Loan at Goddard, please reference Everything You Need to Know About Interlibrary Loan ILL.

Interlibrary Loan Quick Facts Chart (PDF, 561 KB)

LOAN PERIOD*

  • Varies — Due date is set by lending library — generally 1-6 weeks but usually 2-3 weeks, not to exceed the last day of the semester.
  • Lenders reserve the right to recall items early (rare).
  • Withdrawn students must return items immediately.

* except for article requests, which tend to arrive more quickly and do not need to be returned

ITEM LIMIT*

  • 5 at a time

* except for article requests, which tend to arrive more quickly and do not need to be returned

RENEWAL

  • no renewals

COST

  • free + you pay return shipping
  • replacement/processing fees after 28 days late

WHO PAYS TO SHIP*

  • Lending libraries pay to ship to Goddard.
  • Goddard pays to ship items to you.
  • You pay to ship items back to Goddard.
  • Goddard pays to return items to lender.

* except for article requests, which tend to arrive more quickly and do not need to be returned

DAILY OVERDUE FINES*

  • no daily overdue fines
  • replacement fees charged after 28 days late and privileges may be lost if consistently late

* except for article requests, which tend to arrive more quickly and do not need to be returned

REPLACEMENT + PROCESSING FEES PER ITEM FOR VERY LATE (28 DAYS), LOST, OR DAMAGED ITEMS*

  • if 28 days late, lost, or damaged, your account will be charged a $50 replacement fee or actual cost whichever is greater (which is refundable if item returned within 6 months), plus a $20 nonrefundable processing fee

* except for article requests, which tend to arrive more quickly and do not need to be returned

REQUEST INTERLIBRARY LOANS*

  • Requests for materials can be made during your active semester only.
  • Check the Goddard Catalog and your local library first. If we don’t have it, use:
    • FirstSearch WorldCat
    • If you need help making a request, try How To Request Materials Via Interlibrary Loan
    • Please include student id # in request.
    • Choose the record with the most lenders.
      • Audiovisual materials may be limited.
      • Please limit to school related materials.
      • Items we offer in eBook format will not be ordered, except in cases of registered disabilities.
      • To have more time with an item, consider getting ILL’s through your local library, especially if you live far away.

* except for article requests, which tend to arrive more quickly and do not need to be returned

REQUEST ARTICLES

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE*

  • at least 7-10 days to get to you after request is placed, but sometimes longer.

* except for article requests, which tend to arrive more quickly and do not need to be returned

TRACKING YOUR REQUESTS

  • not available -unfortunately FirstSearch does not offer it.
  • We recommend making a list for your records.
  • We will contact you if a request cannot be filled.

PAPERWORK WITH ILL’S*

  • Return all paperwork that came with the material.

* except for article requests, which tend to arrive more quickly and do not need to be returned

WHERE TO RETURN ITEMS*

GODDARD COLLEGE
ELIOT D. PRATT LIBRARY
123 PITKIN RD
PLAINFIELD VT 05667-9432

* except for article requests, which tend to arrive more quickly and do not need to be returned

HOW TO RETURN IN THE MAIL*

  • package securely
  • insure for $70/item
  • You are responsible for items received at your address until they are back in our hands.
  • Secure items snugly in package, pad as needed, and tape securely. Insure for at least $70 each.

* except for article requests, which tend to arrive more quickly and do not need to be returned

Updated 8/2012 MN