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Interlibrary Loan

Current Stockton students, faculty and staff are eligible to use Interlibrary Loan (ILL) to obtain books, articles and other research materials from other institutions, provided Stockton does not own those items.

ILLiad is the service used to manage ILL requests. First-time users of the ILLiad system must create an account. After account creation, borrowers can enter new requests, track and complete active requests, or cancel requests. Many items in the library databases will have an ILL request link within their record.

Please check the Library Catalog or Journal List for a resource before requesting it through Interlibrary Loan!

Borrowers are notified by email when the material arrives. Most articles are posted electronically to the borrower's ILLiad account within 24-48 hours, and books and other materials are available for pickup at the Library's Circulation Desk, typically within 1-2 weeks of ordering.

Log in to ILLiad to submit, view or modify your request   Log in to the ILLiad Service


Interlibrary Loan Department
Richard E. Bjork Library
Stockton University
101 Vera King Farris Drive
Galloway, NJ  08205-9441
Office: E-117
Phone: 609-652-4350
Fax: 609-652-4964
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  • Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service is intended to supply loans of library materials and/or photocopies of portions of library materials that are not held in the Richard E. Bjork Library and that are needed for individual research or study.
  • ILL may not be used to request materials that are held in the Richard E. Bjork Library, unless that material has been declared to be missing or charged out.
  • ILL may be used to obtain photocopies to be placed on reserve but not to obtain loans to be placed on reserve.
  • ILL service is available to current Stockton students, faculty and staff.
  • There is no limit to the number of active ILL requests an authorized patron may make.
  • There is no charge to authorized patrons for ILL service.
  • Fulfillment of ILL requests for undergraduate students is limited to libraries that do not charge for the service. If a graduate student request is not available for free, the maximum charge limit is $15. For faculty or staff requests, the maximum charge limit is $20. The Library pays such charges and does not pass them on to the patron.
  • All ILL requests must be made through ILLiad. Requests are not accepted in any other format.
  • All patrons who wish to use ILL service must create an account in ILLiad and must also have an active Library account.
  • Loan requests for certain types of material will not be accepted: large multivolume titles, periodicals, books published in the current year, reference books, manuscript or archival materials, books in special collections whose loan would be restricted to in-library use, fragile material that requires special handling. Requests for dissertations or theses are accepted only when there is a circulating Interlibrary Loan Service Procedures copy of the dissertation or thesis available.
  • All photocopy requests must conform to the copyright law and guidelines of the United States.
  • Loans are kept at the Circulation Desk for patron pickup. Photocopies are electronically delivered to the patron, unless the patron requests that they be held for pickup.
  • The length of the loan period for books is set by the lending library. Any request for a renewal of a loan must be made before the item becomes overdue, and the lending library may accept or reject the request. Renewal requests are made through the ILLiad system or by emailing or calling the ILL office.
  • Communication between the patron and the Library's ILL office is email based primarily. Patrons should check their email account daily. Contact by telephone or mailed printed notice will only occur if arrangements are made with ILL staff.
  • Stockton patrons are responsible for inspecting borrowed ILL material at the time it is picked up for existing damage, such as missing pages, torn pages, highlighting or other marks, stains or spots on any part of the material. Items that are damaged upon receipt should be reported to ILL staff before leaving the Library. Material that is returned with unreported damage will be presumed to have been damaged while in the possession of the patron.
  • Stockton patrons are responsible for returning borrowed ILL materials on time. If a loan becomes overdue by 7 days, a hold will be placed on the patron’s record in Stockton's Banner system, as well as on their Library and ILL accounts.
  • If a lending library should levy an overdue fine or a charge for a loan that is lost or damaged during the ILL process, the charges will be passed on to the patron. If a patron fails to pay ILL charges, a hold will be placed on the patron's Stockton record.
  • Access to ILL service is a privilege, not a right. The Library reserves the right to refuse ILL service to any Stockton patron who, in the judgment of Library's management, has failed to abide by these procedures.
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