The ILL Department obtains materials not owned by our library (or available from CSU+) from an international partnership of libraries.
Currently registered CSU Stanislaus students, faculty, and staff may use ILL services.
Materials available include books, journal and newspaper articles, theses, dissertations, government documents, reports, videos, DVD’s, and music scores.
Current textbooks are not eligible for Interlibrary Loan, but may be requested through CSU+. If you are unable to purchase a required text, please speak to your instructor about the possibility of placing a copy on Reserve in the Library.
Interlibrary Loan has an online tracking system called "ILLiad." You must register once, using your Campus ID number, current email login and password. All communication regarding ILL requests will be sent to your campus email account (csustan.edu). To request materials use the online forms available on the Library Home page (library.csustan.edu). Click on “Interlibrary Loan” under “Services” and select the appropriate request form (Book or Article). NOTE: Use a book form to request everything except journal articles or book chapters.
There is no charge for ILL services. All costs are absorbed by the library, except fines for overdue materials ($1.00 per day). Replacement costs may be charged for lost or damaged materials.
The average time for a LOAN request to arrive is three to five working days. ARTICLES often arrive in one to three working days. Books shipped from out of state may take longer.
Patrons will get an automatic email when books or articles arrive.
LOANS: ILL materials are held at the Circulation Desk in Turlock or Library Access Center in Stockton.
ARTICLES: Most copies of articles, chapters, etc. will be delivered electronically to your ILLiad account. Otherwise they will be held for pick-up or mailed to your home address.
The loan period is determined by the lending library. The average loan is two to three weeks.
Renewals are at the discretion of the lending library and should be requested before the due date. Overdue items may not be renewed. One renewal is allowed per item. If an item is non-renewable, this is noted on the gold book band. Renewals are requested online via the patron’s ILLiad account. If a renewal is granted, you will receive an email notification with the new due date. If a renewal is denied, you will be notified by email that the item must be returned by the due date or within three days.
If Interlibrary Loan is unable to obtain the book or article requested, you will receive a cancelation notice via email, stating the reason. Reference librarians are available to assist in locating research materials.
Patrons should cancel items no longer needed via their ILLiad account.