The Interlibrary Loans/Document Delivery Service — also known as ILL/DDS — aims to obtain materials such as books, periodical articles, theses, dissertations, conference papers, etc., which are not available at LAU Libraries but requested by faculty, staff and students for research or teaching purposes.
LAU faculty, staff and students who are in good standing and hold a valid ID are eligible to use the service. Borrowers with overdue Library or interlibrary loan items or whose records are otherwise blocked won’t be eligible until their records are cleared.
|User Category||#of items/semester||
|Undergraduate students||25||Varies by lending library loan policy||Books/Articles/Theses and Dissertations/Audiovisual and microfiche subject to availability/||Free of charge||Email/phone notification upon receipt of requested item(s).|
|Alumni with Library subscription||10|
Note: High-demand, rare, fragile, valuable, archival and non-circulating materials are not available for loan through this service.
LAU faculty, staff and students are required to submit their requests online only.
|Processing Time/Books||Processing Time/Articles||Time Awaiting pick up||Before filling out a request, check|
|3-5 days from a local library||2-3 days||7 days after notification||Library Catalog|
|2-3 weeks from an overseas library||Find E-books, Find E-journals|
|Multiple requests may be filled using a single form.|
Note: Photocopies become the borrower’s property.
LAU Libraries observe copyright laws and regulations when furnishing photocopies or other reproductions. If a user makes a photocopy or reproduction to be used for the purpose OTHER than private study, scholarship or research (otherwise called “FAIR USE”), he/she may be liable for copyright infringement. Noncompliance with copyright laws and regulations may result in the suspension of ILL/DDS privileges.