Interlibrary Loan

Alert

At this time, all EZBorrow services are suspended at Allegheny College.  Please contact the InfoDesk with any questions.

Statement from PALCI Member Support:

“After careful consideration, and after discussing the situation with the PALCI Board and with members of our Deans and Directors community, the PALCI Board voted to temporarily suspend all EZBorrow borrowing and lending services.

We appreciate everyone working together to sustain and support the service as long as we did during this uncertain time. We will continue to monitor the situation as it progresses, and when it is safe and practical to reactive the service, we will be in communication with libraries about turning them back on for borrowing and lending in a way that mindful of the extra work that may be taking place as libraries transition back to offering full services again.”

Warning

It is inappropriate to use Interlibrary Loan to request textbooks or required reading for courses.

E-ZBorrow
For BOOKS that are not found in Allegheny’s collection. Login with you Allegheny ID number. Most borrowed books can be renewed once.

ILLiad
For JOURNAL ARTICLES and books not on E-ZBorrow. Allow 3-14 days for delivery. Login with your Allegheny user ID name and password. Remember you cannot renew Interlibrary Loan material.

Contact Interlibrary Loan

Linda Ernst
ILL Manager
Phone: (814)332-3790
email: loansrus@allegheny.edu
Office: Pelletier Library Main Floor

Mail: Allegheny College
Pelletier Library
520 North Main Street
Meadville PA 16335

General Policies & Procedures

  • Interlibrary Loan services (ILL) are available to the employees and currently enrolled students of Allegheny College.
  • There is no charge for Interlibrary Loan services. However, overdue fines accrue at $1.00 per day.
  • Students may be asked to consult a Research Librarian for help if they are placing requests for materials not usually useful in college work.
  • Items should not be requested if they are owned and available at Allegheny.
  • Books borrowed through ILL are subject to any policies or restrictions set by the lending library.
  • Materials (particularly journal articles) obtained through ILL are subject to copyright restrictions on their use. Copyright compliance in the use of materials is the responsibility of the person who borrows the material.
  • Due dates are strictly enforced. Repeated failure to return ILL materials on time may result in limitations to a patron’s ILL privileges.
  • Patrons should supply the most complete citation information possible. Un-usable citations will be returned to the requester. Consult with the Research Librarians for help with citations (see the Research Assistance page).
  • Not all requests can be filled. If material is not obtainable, we will alert the requester as quickly as possible.
  • Requests are filled as quickly as possible. Delays may occur due to limited availability or mail delays.
  • Books borrowed through EZBorrow can be renewed one time. Books borrowed through ILLiad cannot be renewed.
  • Requesting textbooks or required reading for a class violates college policy and is an honor code violation.