articles not available at Barbour Library can often be borrowed
from another library by submitting an
Interlibrary Loan Request Form (ILL).
All current PTS Faculty, Staff, and Students are eligible to use
ILL services. However, persons with blocks on their library
account due to fines, overdue books, or other reasons may be
blocked from ILL services until the library account is cleared.
We do not offer ILL service for alumni at this time.
requesting an ILL, please check our
Journals A-Z List
to verify that we do not have the item.
Materials that can be Requested
ILL requests may be submitted for books, photocopies or digital
scans of journal articles, and other materials that are relevant
to your research. Please realize that rare books, audiovisual,
microform, genealogical and Reference materials, as well as most
these and dissertations are not available for loan. Many
libraries will not loan materials published in the last 6-12
months. Popular reading items should be requested or accessed at
your local public library.
The vast majority of our ILL requests are fulfilled free of
charge; however, some research libraries charge a nominal fee
(e.g., $2-$15) to copy and/or lend materials through
Interlibrary Loan. This pertains especially to very large
volumes, lengthy articles, and theses and dissertations. While
we make every effort to obtain materials through libraries that
do not charge, we encourage you to specify on the ILL form any
amount you are willing to pay in order receive the item. If you
do not include an amount, items that are only available at
libraries that charge will be unfilled.
Please note that overdue ILL materials incur a $1.00 per day
fine with no maximum.
Delivery, Pickup, and Returns
Most ILL requests are filled within one week. Nevertheless,
please allow two-four weeks for delivery of materials. Pickup
notices for books are either placed in your campus mailbox or
e-mailed to you. Pickup your items at the circulation desk.
Please return your item to the circulation desk by the due date
printed on the ILL book band. Digital copies are yours to keep
and use according to the publisher or copyright holder's
Limits and Disruptions
ILL costs the library money for each transaction, therefore the
library reserves the right to limit the number of ILL requests
made by any person during a term. Also, the library usually
experiences disruptions in ILL service during holidays and
staffing changes. If you notice that your ILL request is taking
longer than usual, please do not hesitate to contact the
Most ILL items cannot be renewed. Please check with the ILL
Librarian before the due date if you wish to renew an item. Overdue
materials incur a $1.00 per day fine with no maximum.
additional information, please contact our Interlibrary Loan
Librarian, Alexis Stapp at
email@example.com or 412-924-1356.
staff reserves the right to reject or revoke borrowing
privileges at any time for any legitimate
reason. These policies are revisited regularly and may be
updated without notification.