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M-F 7am-4pm

Interlibrary Loan at Foley Library

ILL service is available to all current students, faculty, and staff of Gonzaga University.

Students, faculty, and staff of the School of Law should contact Chastek Law Library for ILL.

We suggest allowing up to 2 weeks for ILL books to arrive and an average of 3-5 business days for electronic delivery of articles and book chapters.

We will make an earnest attempt to request almost any library item you need for your academic research. Keep in mind that some materials can be difficult or impossible to obtain. We cannot borrow eBooks, streaming media, and other materials that are not loanable due to format or licensing restrictions.

If a book owned by Foley Library has a status of checked out, on order, damaged, missing, or lost, you are welcome to request it through ILL.

Due to unknown shipping times and as a courtesy to other libraries we cannot ask for requests to be rushed.

Using ILL Materials

Articles and Book Chapters are delivered in PDF format to your ILL account and are automatically removed after five views or 30 days, whichever comes first. It is recommended to save PDFs to a computer or flash drive, which will allow them to be kept indefinitely.

Books have due dates established by the lending libraries, which we must honor. In most cases, renewals are allowed and can be requested from your ILL account or by calling the ILL office. You will be notified by email if a renewal was granted or denied by the lending library.

eBooks are not available via ILL. All eBook request will be canceled or converted to physical book loans.

You may have up to 50 active ILL requests at one time. Article and book chapter requests are considered active until the document is delivered to you or until canceled by the library if not available. Book requests remain active until received back at the lending library, which could be several days or longer after it was returned to Foley Library.

If your library circulation account is blocked for any reason (e.g., lost items, excessive fines, expired registration), Interlibrary Loan privileges will be correspondingly suspended. After resolving your account with Circulation, please contact the ILL Department to have privileges reinstated.

Lost or Damaged Items

A standard lost item fee of $100 is assessed to your library account when an ILL item reaches 14 days overdue. This fee is automatically waived upon return of the item. Actual charges for lost or damaged books are determined by the lending libraries and could include a processing fee. Total costs to replace lost or damaged books could exceed $100 per item.