Interlibrary loan allows Longwood students, faculty and staff to borrow items from other libraries all over the United States. Books, journal articles, chapters in books, conference proceedings and anthologies that are not available in the Greenwood Library’s print or electronic collections may be requested through interlibrary loan. Library-owned materials that are checked out or missing may also be requested. Audiovisual materials are not available through interlibrary loan, and if an e-book is requested we will try to obtain a print copy instead.
There is typically no cost to you for this service as the Library usually covers all related costs and charges imposed by the lending library. Should the charges imposed be excessive, the Library staff will confer with you before making a final determination of whether or not to borrow the item.
If you request a book from another library, it will be sent to Greenwood Library for you to pick up at The Desk. You will get an email notification when it arrives. After your request has been processed, books typically arrive in less than two weeks (depending on how close the lending library is).
Articles are usually scanned by the lending library and delivered through the ILLiad system in a few days. You will get an email notifying you to log back into ILLiad to download your article.
The Document Delivery service is provided through the Library’s Interlibrary Loan Office and offers distance education students and faculty home delivery of Greenwood Library books and journal articles as well as needed books and journal articles not owned by the Library.
To request document delivery, Log on to ILLiad to place an interlibrary loan request. If you have not registered with ILLiad before, click the “First Time Users” button. When you register, please select a status that reflects your distance education standing and include a street address for UPS delivery.
Interlibrary loan supports the missions of both Greenwood Library and Longwood University. Greenwood Library provides interlibrary loan services for Longwood University faculty, staff, and currently enrolled students who are in good standing with the Library, to enable them to request books and copies of journal articles not available in the Library collection or officially declared missing.
Greenwood Library adheres to the guidelines of the American Library Association’s Interlibrary Loan Code for the United States, 2008 and to the guidelines for international lending. Greenwood Library complies with all provisions of the U.S. Copyright Law.
Policies for Borrowing Materials Not in Greenwood Library
The following applies to on-campus, online and distance education students and faculty, as well as to current Longwood University employees.