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About Interlibrary Loan
Interlibrary Loan is an alternative method to obtain research materials not available on campus or in the Electronic Journal Center. These materials include articles, books, media, and more. Librarians can assist you with finding and/or printing materials.
This service is available to Wright State University faculty and staff, emeritus faculty, and currently registered Wright State University students.
Frequently Asked Questions
Notification and Checkout
When requested materials arrive, the Interlibrary Loan staff notifies the requester:
- Books: Wright State faculty, staff, and students are notified by email. Materials are held for pickup at the Circulation Desk for 9 days after notification or until the material is scheduled to be returned to the owning library.
- Photocopies: Most copies are delivered electronically. If a printed copy is received, Wright State students are notified by email. Materials are held for pickup at the Circulation Desk for 9 days after notification. Photocopies for Wright State faculty and staff are delivered to campus offices if specified on the Interlibrary Loan registration form.
Books and other circulating materials are checked out using your Wright1 Card. Your borrowing privileges in Interlibrary Loan and Circulation are blocked when you have any overdue material. Fines for Interlibrary Loan materials are $0.50/day. Fines begin on the first day overdue. Interlibrary Loan overdue fines and lost book fees are billed through the Circulation Department.
Under certain conditions specified in the copyright law of the United States, libraries are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement. This institution reserves the right to refuse a copying order if, in its judgement, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.
Note that copyright law prohibits the photocopying of a complete book or issue of a periodical. You may view the complete text of the Copyright Law in Title 17 of the U.S. Code.