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Interlibrary Loan

What is Interlibrary Loan?
We have very rich collection in our library. It is always a good idea to ask a librarian to direct you to the right source or material for your research. If you don't find what you need the Interlibrary Loan department can borrow materials that are not available in the library such as books, periodical articles etc.

Who can use it?
Current faculty, staff, graduate and undergraduate students of Alabama State University. This service is extended to members of ASU for a research projects or course-related assignments.

Where is it located?
Interlibrary Loan pick-up and drop-off is at the Reference Desk on the first floor of the Library. A Current Valid I.D. is required to pick-up ILL materials. Please DO NOT RETURN Interlibrary Loan materials anywhere but the Reference Desk. This is very important. We dependent upon other libraries to lend the materials we do not own. So it is important that all materials be returned on time.

How do I use Interlibrary Loan?
Interlibrary loan forms are available on the first floor of the Library. Please ask at the Reference desk. Library staff at Public Service Desks can assist with finding the necessary information to complete the form as well as help determine if the material is held in the Library. Interlibrary Loan staff will make every effort to borrow materials at not cost, however, the patron will be notified of possible ILL charges prior to receiving the material. There are usually no charges for books. If the material being requested is an AV material (CD, video, DVD, etc.) we may not be able to borrow it from other libraries because these materials maybe non-circulating. Allow at least one week for a response to submitted request. Please check the status with the Interlibrary loan department to see if the material is available for pick-up.

The fax number for the Interlibrary Loan department is: (334) 229-4720

If you abuse this service, your privileges with Interlibrary Loan could be terminated.

Resources can be charged out directly from these Montgomery Libraries: Auburn University at Montgomery, Faulkner University, Huntingdon College, Troy University at Montgomery, and Alabama Public Library Services by obtaining a Consortium Sticker on your ASU I.D. Card from Circulation Desk at Levi Watkins Library.