Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) services provide access to materials not owned by Warner Pacific College Library or other Summit libraries. It is important that you check the WPC library holdings first, including databases and periodicals, before requesting Interlibrary Loan.

Please allow 1-2 weeks from the date materials are requested.

Most libraries will not lend media, reference, rare or fragile materials, whole periodical issues or dissertations. Also, publications less than 2 years old may be difficult to obtain.

Interlibrary Loan Request Form: Forms for book and article requests are available online. Be sure to fill in ALL the requested information and avoid using abbreviations.

Notification: When the item is ready to be picked up, you will receive a notification at your -email address. Photocopies of periodical articles are yours to keep. Loan periods for books vary (2 weeks-1 month) and are dictated by the library which owns the material. Therefore, materials should be picked up as soon as possible to make use of the full loan period. Pick up your materials a the WPC Library Circulation Desk. Be prepared to present your ID card at the time of check out.

Charges: We make every effort to request the materials from libraries which do not charge for the loans. However, there are times when the material cannot be obtained by a non-charging library. You will be contacted by the Circulation staff regarding charges before the material is shipped. If you are unwilling to pay the charge, the request can be canceled.

Returning and Renewals: Photocopies of periodical articles are yours to keep and do not need to be returned. Return books and other materials to the WPC Library Circulation Desk by the due date. If you need the materials longer, request a renewal at least 3 days before the due date. Any renewals are granted by the library which owns the material, not WPC. (Not all libraries will grant renewals.) .

Copyright Restrictions: The Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. The copies you receive are “not to be used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research.” If you obtain a copy and use it for purposes beyond “fair use,” you may be liable for copyright infringement. Legally, you may not copy and insert illustrations into your own papers without the permission of the copyright holder. WPC Library reserves the right to refuse a request if fulfillment would involve infringement of the copyright law. Click here for more information about copyright law.