Interlibrary Loan / Resource Retrieval
|Contact Information/Hours | Frequently Asked Questions | Faculty/Staff/Student Information|
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Interlibrary Loan is available to current faculty, staff and students of Samford University; however, students of the Cumberland School of Law should contact the Beeson Law Library for interlibrary loan services.
Some materials not available in our collection may be borrowed from other libraries via the Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service. The library must observe the lending policies of the lending library; we are unable to borrow some materials, and other materials may only be available in certain formats.
Please note: Dissertations are not widely available and when they are, usually incur fees for the patron who requests the dissertation.
The University Library offers Dissertation Express to
all Samford faculty, staff, and students. Using this service, these patrons will be able to buy dissertations
at 25% off the regular cost of a dissertation from the UMI express service. Payment for requested dissertations,
which will be delivered to and held for pickup in the Interlibrary Loan office, must be made by check or in
cash prior to the submission of an order to UMI. Cost per dissertation for faculty, staff,
and students will be $30.00. To take advantage of this discount, patrons should submit their
dissertation requests through ILLiad indicating in the NOTES field that payment may be expected by a
certain date. When payment is received, the dissertation will be ordered.
Information for Faculty, Adjunct Faculty*, and Staff
You may place Interlibrary Loan or Resource Retrieval requests by clicking on the button above to complete the online request forms in ILLiad.
Books and articles from journals, either obtained via ILL or located in our library, can be delivered to the departmental office of faculty/staff via the Resource Retrieval Service. This service is available only to faculty and staff of Samford University. To make a Resource Retrieval request, use ILLiad by clicking on the button above.
*Adjunct faculty are eligible for ILL privileges during the semester in which they are teaching.
For more information, please email or call 726-2983.
Information for Students
All students may request materials from other libraries via Interlibrary Loan (ILL). To use this service, you do not need to know where the materials are located; we will locate them for you. Please click on the button above to fill out an ILL form in ILLiad for each request you place.
ILL will engage in only free or low-fee ILL for freshman and sophomore students. Requests that exceed cost will not be purchased for freshmen or sophomores. Freshman and sophomore students will be offered the option to pay for the borrowing of these materials. Charges may include copyright fees as applicable.
Freshmen and sophomores who wish to pay for the borrowing of articles, books, or other materials, may pay for these items in the Interlibrary Office during normal business hours. The ILL office is open 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Payment and delivery of materials for which freshmen choose to pay will not take place outside of these hours. Payment will be accepted in cash or by personal check addressed to Samford University.
With some exceptions (below), we do not deliver materials to students. Some materials are delivered to our library in electronic format; we will send those items to students' email accounts in electronic format whenever possible. ILL material not delivered electronically will be held at the University Library. These items can be picked up all hours that the University Library is open from the Circulation Desk on the 1st Floor. For more information, please email or call 726-2983.
Exceptions Students in the following programs or students who meet the following specified year requirements, may have articles and book chapters delivered to their mailing addresses, FAX numbers, or email accounts.
Some articles and book chapters are delivered to our library in electronic format; we will send those items to students' email accounts in electronic format whenever possible. We will mail articles and book chapters when they cannot be sent electronically.
This delivery service includes only articles and book chapters, or other short pieces deemed appropriate by ILL staff; all other materials must still be picked up at the University Library. These items can be picked up all hours that the University Library is open from the Circulation Desk on the 1st Floor.
|Samford University Library|
Interlibrary Loan and Resource Retrieval
University Library, Room 226
800 Lakeshore Drive
Birmingham, AL 35229
ARIEL: 22.214.171.124 E-mail: email@example.com
Contact Person: Gail Barton
Hours: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM M-F
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Frequently Asked Questions about Interlibrary Loan
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