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Request Books, Articles, and other items through Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

Can't find what you need at Lander's Library?  Don't pay for it!

Have you ever searched for articles on the open web and eventually hit a pay wall from a journal publisher?   Never pay for an article!  If you are a current faculty, student, or staff member of Lander University, the Library staff can order journal articles for you through Interlibrary loan. 

What is the difference between Interlibrary Loan (ILL) and PASCAL Delivers?

The PASCAL Delivers service is a form of intra-library loan through our statewide consortium PASCAL (Partnership Among South Carolina Academic Libraries). It is primarily a book delivery service, although some libraries will loan out audio and video materials. If you are looking for a book first try our catalog, then try searching the PASCAL Delivers catalog to see if the item is available to order. 

Interlibrary Loan is the service the staff at Lander's Jackson Library offer when we need to order books,articles and other items that are not available at Lander or through our statewide consortium. Through Interlibrary Loan, Lander's library staff request items from libraries in other states and even other countries. Some libraries charge Lander a fee for borrowing from them. The Jackson Library absorbs this cost and does not pass the charge on to our students, faculty, or staff.  

How to order an Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

How to make an ILL request:

  1. Check our local resources at Lander first or with a librarian to make sure we do not have the item.
  2. Fill out the ILL request form for either books or articles.  Provide as much information about the item as possible.  Incomplete citations will require more time and may not be available by the date you specify.

How long will it take to get an item from ILL?
Books: Usually within 1-2 weeks
Articles: 3 days-1 week

Where to pick up the ILL request:
Books: At the library service desk
Articles: Sent to your Lander email but in some cases may need to be picked up at the library service desk

Cool tool! -- WorldCat

What is WorldCat?

WorldCat is a master catalog of items available from libraries all over the globe.  Using it can help you with locating materials not available at Lander's library.  The citation information you can obtain through this catalog will assist you with filling out Lander's ILL request forms.

What will I find in WorldCat?

You can search for popular books, music CDs and videos—all of the physical items you're used to getting from libraries. You can also discover many new kinds of digital content, such as downloadable audiobooks. You may also find article citations with links to their full text; authoritative research materials, such as documents and photos of local or historic significance; and digital versions of rare items that aren't available to the public. Because WorldCat libraries serve diverse communities in dozens of countries, resources are available in many languages.