Book Request | ILL
Article Request |
Students and faculty may order books and periodical articles not
held in the Bainbridge College Library collection, through the interlibrary
loan (ILL) service. The library is a participant in the Georgia
Online Database, a computerized system that can deliver books and
periodical articles in several days. Rush interlibrary loans for
periodical articles can be transmitted by the library's Fax machines,
reducing delivery times to less than twenty four hours in most cases.
When can Interlibrary Loan be used?
It is important to first search the Bainbridge College Library
for materials related to your subject before requesting an Interlibrary
Loan. When you are researching your subject, you may find an article
or book you would like to obtain that is not available in this library.
Use information about that item to fill out a Request Form online,
or at the front desk.
Who can use the Interlibrary Loan Service?
Interlibrary Loan Service is available to students and employees
of Bainbridge College. Library users from the general community
are encouraged to use their public library for Interlibrary Loan.
How long does it take to get an item?
The time it takes to obtain an item varies depending on location
and availability. You should allow at least one week from the time
you turn in your request.
How much does it cost?
Most of the time, there is no cost to the patron. However, if the
item is only available out of state, or from a special library,
there may be a charge. Be sure to indicate on the request form if
you are willing to pay and the amount.
What types of materials can be borrowed?
Books and photocopies of articles are most commonly ordered. Reference
books, genealogy, rare books, entire issues of a periodicals and
audiovisual materials are usually classified as non-circulating
and therefore cannot be borrowed.