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Interlibrary Loan: Interlibrary Loan Policy

Interlibrary loan is a service that allows you to get materials that we do not own at Keuka College. We will request materials from other libraries for your use. Currently enrolled students, faculty, and staff can request interlibrary loans free of charg

Copyright Notice

All interlibrary loan requests are subject to copyright restrictions.


The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted materials.

Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research". If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use", that user may be liable for copyright infringement.

This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.

Access Restrictions

Interlibrary Loan use is for the Keuka College Community only.

That means: Current Students, Staff, and Faculty.

Request Restrictions

The library will not request course textbooks or other course materials unless the bookstore supply is exhausted.  In this situation, the ILL librarian will try to locate a copy to borrow for a short period of time.  Interlibrary Loan cannot be used as a substitute for buying textbooks, required readings, or other required course materials.

Entire volumes/issues of journals cannot be requested because other lenders will not usually lend these items.

Failure to Return Items - Fines & Fees

Overdue Interlibrary Loan Items

Borrowers who fail to return materials requested on interlibrary loan are responsible for the replacement cost and any processing fees charged by the lending library as well as a $25/item Keuka College processing fee.  Unpaid student ILL charges will be sent to the Business Office and will be added to the student’s account.  Students will not receive their diploma and will be unable to request official transcripts until library charges on this account are paid.  Unpaid staff ILL charges will be billed to the Keuka College staff member who will be blocked from further borrowing until all ILL charges are paid.