ServicesInterlibrary Loan
Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a free service that locates and obtains books, articles, and audio/visual items that are not part of the Ross Pendergraft Library & Technology Center's collections. This service is available to currently enrolled students and presently employed staff and faculty with a valid library account that is in good standing. (Textbooks are not available through ILL.)
Registration
As a current student, faculty, or staff member of Arkansas Tech you are automatically registered as a library patron. Your Tech ID is your library card. You must present ID when picking up your ILL items.
ILLiad is an electronic system for requesting items through Interlibrary Loan. The name ILLiad is an acronym for InterLibrary Loan internet accessible database. To get started with ILLiad enter your Tech username and password. Complete the brief registration and click submit. Choose the type of item you want to request and fill in the item information. You will be sent an email when your item is ready for your pick up. You can check the progress of your requests by logging into ILLad at any time. Please only use your ATU email.
Policy
Materials that are available in the Library should not be requested unless you are a Distance Learning Student (see below). However, items with a lost, missing, at the bindery, or on-reserve status may be requested. If an item is checked out you will have the option to request it directly in Find it... This will block the current user from renewing and you will be notified by email when the book is ready for you to pick up.
Books and audio items are usually loaned for a period of two weeks. Video items are usually loaned for one week. No Renewals.
Return books and other ILL materials to the Reference Desk. Do not leave ILL items at the Circulation Desk and do not place any of them in book drops.
The following items are unlikely to be received through ILL due to reciprocity policies; it is this library's policy not to lend these material types.
  • Reference materials
  • Special collections
  • Faculty reserves
  • DVDs
  • Games
  • LPs
  • Microforms *
  • Print journals/periodicals *
* Copies of requested articles from theses are loaned.
Distance Learning Students
Distance Learning (DL) students at Tech are defined as those who take classes exclusively online and live more than 25 miles from his or her home campus. It is our goal to meet the information needs of DL students as efficiently and effectively as those of on-campus students. Click here for more information about DL student library services.
DL students should use Illiad for ALL requests including those that are for items at the Tech Library. There is no cost for shipping item to you however it is your responsibility pay the cost of returning the item. No return necessary of electronic or photocopied items.
Winter Interims
Book requests made after the first week of December and article requests made after the second week of December will not be processed until the campus re-opens in early January. Contact the ILL office for more details.
You are responsible for the materials from the time they are picked up until they reach the ILL Office.
ILL materials returned after the due date written on the paperwork with the material will result in an overdue fine of $1 per day.
ILL Office
Office: RPL 124, first floor of the Library
Office hours: 7-2 Monday-Friday
Phone: (479) 968-0416
Fax: (479) 968-2185
Email: ILL@atu.edu (ILL at atu.edu)

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