Interlibrary Loan
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Interlibrary Loan is responsible for the borrowing and lending of material between the Madigan Library and other libraries. PCT’s Madigan Library staff lend books, media, and articles to academic, public, and school libraries world-wide. Library materials can be borrowed for PCT faculty, staff, and students. Requests are processed through an online network covering over 10,000 libraries. To borrow items from another library, see the information below.

Requesting Materials

Forms to request material from other libraries are available online.  Books and other borrowed items are loaned for two to four week periods. Due dates will be indicated on the label attached to the item. Overdue items are subject to a $1.00/day fine. Renewals may be given if the lending library permits and should be requested before the due date. Contact Interlibrary Loan Specialist, Connie Rice with questions about requesting or renewing material.

Use ILLiad to submit requests by completing an online form or through links in databases. ILLiad can also be used to monitor the status of items already requested and to renew material. ILLiad allows users access to library materials from all over the world.

Receiving Materials

An email will be sent when items are received. Books and media materials can be picked up at the library or mailed to distance learners. Articles can be posted to the web, which is accessible using ILLiad, or printed.

Renewing Materials

A renewal can be requested for borrowed material unless otherwise specified by the lending library. To request an extension of the due date, log in to ILLiad and select Checked Out Items. From the list of checked out items, click on the Transaction Number of the item to be renewed. Click on “Renew Request” displayed at the top of the record. If “Renew Request” does not display, an extension for that item is not an option. Once the extension has been approved, the ILLiad record will be updated to reflect the new due date.

Materials Policy

The borrower is responsible for loaned material. Damaged or lost items must be paid for, at the cost charged by the lending library. Unpaid charges will result in a grade hold.

Interlibrary Loan Lending Services

The Madigan Library lends books, media, and articles to academic and public libraries, schools, and other. We ship to hundreds of locations, both near and far, as shown by some of the sites on the map.

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Copyright Restrictions

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material.

Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of the specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not be “used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research.” If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of “fair use,” that user may be liable for copyright infringement.

This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law. U.S. Code of Federal Regulations, vol. 37, sec. 201.14(b) (1995).

Questions or Comments

Connie Rice, Interlibrary Loan Specialist

Pennsylvania College of Technology
One College Avenue
Williamsport, PA 17701


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