Inter Library Loan Policy

Interlibrary Loan Contact: Ms. Linda Forsythe
Phone: (225) 771-2869

Interlibrary Loan allows Southern University graduate students, faculty and staff to borrow materials not available in the John B. Cade Library from other libraries in the United States.  Users should plan ahead as some items are more difficult to obtain.  Borrowers are responsible for paying the replacement cost of lost or damaged materials and for the payment of overdue fines.  Current faculty, staff, and students may choose to be notified by telephone or email when materials arrive.  Those residing outside of the local calling area may choose to be notified by email when materials arrive. Lending libraries establish book and media loan periods.  Those who wish to retain an item beyond the initial due date should notify interlibrary loan of this request at least three days prior to the due date.  Articles become the property of the borrower.  Upon request, articles can be delivered electronically by interlibrary loan personne to faculty and staff members.

How long can I keep loans?
The lending library determines the loan period, which may range from two to four weeks. Material may not be borrowed for class reserve, exhibit, or other long-tern use.  It is important to return material on the due date, since overdue material may jeopardize our ability to borrow.

How long does it take?

Allow at least two weeks from the date of the request.  Remember to plan ahead when requesting materials.

What can I borrow?
Books, book chapters, dissertations, journal articles, and some microform can usually be borrowed through Interlibrary Loan.  However, many libraries will not lend books that are less than six months old.

Interlibrary Loan Request/Instructions

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