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Interlibrary Loans

CCU Library provides interlibrary loan services to all students and employees of CCU. Students, faculty and staff can take advantage of two different ILL services to which the library provides access.

You can request books that our library does not own through the OhioLINK central catalog. You can fill out an online request for any available item found in the OhioLINK catalog. The item you request will be sent to our library for you to borrow for a 21-day period. The item should arrive in the CCU Library in about 3 days after you make the request. With most OhioLINK loans, you may also request one renewal, which will allow you to keep the item for an additional 21 days. This service is free of charge. OhioLINK charges 25 cents per day on all overdue books, and it charges a replacement fee of $100.00 for all lost and damaged books.

The library also provides interlibrary loan service via OCLC. When you cannot find a book that you need in the OhioLINK central catalog, then fill out an Interlibrary Loan Book Request Form. Also, if you need an article from a journal or magazine that the library does not have, then fill out an Interlibrary Loan Periodical Request Form. Print copies of these forms are available at the library’s circulation desk. Electronic versions of these forms are available on the library’s home page. Please fill out these forms completely and carefully.

Go to ILL Request Forms

OCLC book loans will arrive in the library in about 1-2 weeks after you have submitted the request. You can check the book out for a 21-day period. If a renewal is needed, please contact the circulation desk as soon as possible. Be ready to give the title of the book, your name, and the Interlibrary Loan number from the sleeve on the front of the book. The library willsubmit a renewal request for you to the lending library, and will notify you whether or not a renewal has been granted.

The library will charge 50 cents per day for all overdue OCLC book loans, and it will charge a minimum of $75.00 for all lostand damaged books. OCLC book loans are free of charge. However, since the library incurs charges for many of these requests, please use discretion when using this service. Only request books you need for your research.

OCLC article loans also take about 1-2 weeks for delivery. A photocopy of the article you request will be sent to the library for your personal use. You may keep the photocopy; it does not need to be returned to the library. The library charges 10 cents per exposure for all article loans. Please be prepared to pay this charge when you pick up the photocopy.

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