Interlibrary Loan is a library-to-library lending service. If the UGF Library does not have an item that you need for your research, the Library can borrow it for you from another library. Most requests arrive within 5-10 days.
Request a Book or Report
Check the catalog to make sure that the Library does not have already have the book
Request a Journal Article
Check JournalFinder to see if the article is available from the library.
If you do not wish to wait for an item to arrive via Interlibrary Loan, you may also choose to use a purchase the item directly from the publisher's website or a commercial document delivery supplier.
Who may use interlibrary loan services?
UGF Faculty, current students and staff are eligible for UGF services. Students on the library's fine list must clear their accounts before any Interlibrary Loan requests will be processed. Alumni and guests should contact the Interlibrary Loan Department of their local library.
The following items are not available via interlibrary loan.
- Items already owned by the UGF Library
- Textbooks used in current UGF classes
- Reference Books
- Books on current national or regional best-seller lists
- Moderately priced books in print (published within last 18 months)
- Rare, hard-to-pack or fragile materials
- Commercially available dissertations/theses
- Entire issues or volumes of periodicals
- Audio-Visual materials including videocassettes, DVDs, films & audiocassettes
The UGF Library is a member of LVIS (Libraries Very Interested in Sharing) and does not charge for ILL services. On rare occasions, an item is only available from a library that charges to lend materials via Interlibrary Loan. These charges are passed onto the student, even if the material arrives after the deadline.
If material is lost or overdue, the patron is responsible for overdue fines or replacement costs levied by the lending library. Failure to pay ILL charges will result in suspension of library privileges and notification to the Business Office of an outstanding balance. The library assesses an overdue fine of 50¢ per day for interlibrary loan materials.