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Interlibrary Loan 2017-03-30T09:42:04+00:00

Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan offers free access to print materials which are not currently available within the Shoen Library collections.

Our interlibrary loan policy has the full details on loan periods, fees, who and what may be borrowed through interlibrary loan, and more. Please review this information (below) before placing a request.

Please be specific in filling out your request:

Article Request Form

Book Request Form

Interlibrary Loan Policy

Who Can Borrow

  • Current students, staff, Sisters and faculty
  • Faculty preparing for a future class at Marylhurst
  • Students finishing a thesis or an incomplete

Your library account must be in good standing, too.


Course textbooks cannot be borrowed through interlibrary loan.

Books, Recordings and Videos

Loan periods for items are set by the lending library, and the loan periods can vary from four hours to 28 days for books and one week for CDs or videos. Interlibrary loan items cannot be renewed and are subject to recall by the lender at any time.

Items borrowed through interlibrary loan are held for you at the circulation desk. They are often shipped from the lending library through the mail. It may take 7 to 14 working days, or longer in some cases, for the items to arrive. You will receive an email when your requested item arrives, and it will be held for 7 days before it is returned to the lending library.

Items borrowed through interlibrary loan must be returned to the circulation desk inside Shoen Library. If the library is closed, you may use the book drop.


Articles are normally delivered by email within three days.

Processing Fees

There is no charge for items borrowed through interlibrary loan.


There is a late fee of $1.00 a day for books and other returnable items borrowed through interlibrary loan. Journal articles do not need to be returned. The borrower is responsible for any damaged or lost items. Replacement costs are set by the lending library.

Distance Students

Articles will be emailed to distance students and instructors.

Due to lending libraries’ concerns about prompt return of library materials, books and other returnable items cannot be mailed. We encourage you to contact your local public library for these interlibrary loan requests.

Copyright Notice

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives 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. Shoen Library will not process requests that may infringe on the rights of a copyright holder.

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