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To support the study and research of SRJC students, faculty and staff, the SRJC Libraries interlibrary loan service borrows books and obtains copies of journal articles from other libraries when these items are not part of the library collections. If you haven't been able to find what you need in the SRJC Libraries, be sure to check with one of the Reference Librarians who might be able to help you find it.
You may request an interlibrary loan if you are a currently enrolled SRJC student, staff, or faculty member or an SRJC retiree.
Before you begin your request, please be sure to check the catalog to determine that one of the SRJC Libraries does not already own the book you need. To place your request, obtain and complete an interlibrary loan request form at the Reference Desk in either the Doyle Library or the Mahoney Library. You'll need a separate form for each book or periodical article you request. Ask a Reference Librarian for help.
You will be notified by postcard, e-mail, or phone when the materials you requested have arrived. You may pick them up at the Circulation Desk in either the Doyle or Mahoney Library (whichever Library you indicated on your request form). Please note that if you repeatedly fail to pick up interlibrary loan items that you requested, you will lose your interlibrary loan privileges.
Note: To avoid losing your interlibrary loan privileges, please return the borrowed books on time. When the book you requested arrives, a paper band with your name and the due date is placed around it. Please do not remove this band. When you request a periodical article, you may keep the photocopy. Occasionally, newspaper or journal sources are sent on microform; these must be viewed and photocopied inside the library.
The Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of copies of copyrighted materials and limits the number of times Interlibrary Loan photocopies of articles may be requested from a single periodical title. 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 purposed 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 a violation of copyright law.