Interlibrary Loan Service

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This book truck was used from 1923 - 1925 by the Carnegie Public Library in Clarksdale. Courtesy of the Mississippi Libraries Commission Reference Blog

The University of Mississippi Libraries Interlibrary Loan Service provides faculty, staff and students with research materials not available in the University Libraries collections. There is no charge to UM Faculty, staff, or eligible students for normal ILL service in support of their scholarly or University-related research. All fees from other libraries for ILL services are absorbed by the University Libraries. However, users will be charged for lost materials.

SEMESTER BREAK SERVICES

Due to excessive shipping delays, increased risk of losing items in the mail, staffing shortages, and the timing of workflow in the system, most lending libraries will NOT fill interlibrary loan requests from mid-December through the first week or two of January. Some will stop lending as early as the first week of December. Therefore, we will stop most interlibrary borrowing during the holiday season. Please note the following schedule and plan your research needs accordingly:

Loan requests from other libraries

Friday, December 8, 2017 is the last day to submit requests for book loans. Requests submitted after that date will be held until January 2, 2018 when the library reopens following the New Year's Day holiday.

Article photocopy requests

Friday, December 15, 2017 is the last day to submit requests for photocopies. Requests submitted after that date will be held until January 2, 2018, when the library reopens following the New Year's Day holiday.

Distance Learning Students

Thursday, December 7, 2017 is the last day for shuttle deliver to our satellite locations. Friday, December 8, 2017 is the last day to submit requests for photocopies. Requests submitted after that date will be held until January 2, 2018, when the library reopens following the New Year's Day holiday.

Please continue to submit your requests to ILLiad during the Christmas Break. Items to be borrowed from other libraries will appear in a "Held" status until we resume submitting those requests to lending libraries as they reopen in the New Year. We will begin processing held requests on January 2, 2018.

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ILL Hours & Locations

The Interlibrary Loans Department is staffed to provide service between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The department is located on the first floor (Room 104) of J.D. Williams Library. Phone: (662) 915-7936; Fax: (662) 915-5453. ILL service to the School of Pharmacy and Department of Chemistry is provided through the Science Library, 1031 Natural Products Center. Phone (662) 915-5668; Fax: (662) 915-7549.

Interlibrary Loan is unable to accept requests for textbooks. Please see our textbook page for further information.

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The University of Mississippi
P.O. Box 1848, University, MS 38677 USA
(662) 915-7211