Loans from other Libraries

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What is Interlibrary Loan?

Interlibrary loan allows us you to borrow items from Wright Library that are not in our collection -- we borrow items from other libraries on your behalf, and you check them out from us. If the item you want is a newer item (published or released within the last year), you can suggest the library purchase the item.

Who can use Interlibrary Loan?

Anyone who has an active Wright Library card can use this service.

How do I use Interlibrary Loan?

You can use our ILL Request Form to email us your request, call us at 937-294-7171, or visit the library Reference Desk or Audiovisual Department in person.

What items can I request?

You can request books, photocopies from journals or newspapers and/or audiovisual items.

How many items can I request?

You can have up to ten active interlibrary loan requests at a time.

How much does it cost?

This service is free. In rare cases, there may be a charge from the lending library, but if this happens, the library staff will contact you before placing the request.

How long does it take?

Materials usually arrive in two to three weeks. It could be longer or shorter, depending on the lending library’s location and workflow.

Where do I pick up my items?

Pick up your items from the ILL section of our Hold Pickup Shelf, and check them out at Wright Library's checkout desk or from a Self-check machine.

How long can I keep the item?

All books, music cds and books on tape are checked out for twenty one days. Videos, DVDs and CD- ROMs are checked out for one week.

What happens if Interlibrary Loan materials are overdue?

If materials are returned late, you will be responsible for the overdue fines charged to your account. You are also responsible for any lost or damaged items checked out on your card. The lending library will bill Wright Library for the cost of the item and the charge will be put on your account.