Buley Library can help you locate books, journal articles, dissertations, and a variety of media not available from our library or within the CSCU library system. Use the Interlibrary Loan - Log-In that you see below to request material from other libraries not available from Southern or in the CSCU Library System.
HOW DO I GET A BOOK, JOURNAL OR DISSERTATION FROM ILL?
For books and media, check the SouthernSearch Library Catalog to determine if Buley or one of the other CSCU libraries own.
If the item(s) are not owned by any library in the CSCU Library System use Interlibrary Loan to request the item.
GO TO: ILL REQUEST and follow the instructions.
HOW DO I GET A JOURNAL ARTICLE FROM ILL?
First check the journal finder to determine if the article is available in full-text online.
If you're in a database (Ex. Academic Search Premier) look to see if a PDF or HTML file is available. This indicates that the journal is full-text.
If not available in full-text go to ILL to request.
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO GET MY ILL REQUEST FILLED?
Book Requests, from Connecticut libraries, will normally be shipped within 5-10 business days. Books coming from other states may take two weeks or longer to arrive. Check the ILLIad System to see the status of your request. All books/dissertation material will be kept at the Check Out Desk for pickup. The library will return all items after 10 business days. Please contact our library if you have any additional questions.
Journal Article Requests will be delivered electronically to your desktop and often are available within 24-48 hours. All journal articles can be kept by you.
The Interlibrary Loan Department will process only five requests per patron per day during the busy periods.
WHO CAN USE THE ILL SERVICES?
Interlibrary Loan Services are limited to SCSU faculty, students, and staff. Other library patrons should use their public or university library to request materials.
HOW DO I GET MATERIAL FROM THE OTHER CSCU LIBRARIES?
In the catalog, use the "REQUEST IT" function to order library items.
The catalog will ask you for your Campus Network Username and Password. This is what you use to log into the campus computers or Blackboard.
If you need additional time for the ILL material that you have checked out, login to the ILL system and request a renewal. The lending library will be contacted to see if they will allow renewals and we will contact you about your request.
LOST OR OVERDUE MATERIALS
Library patrons will be responsible for any lost or damaged material. . All replacements and processing fees are determined by the lending library.
The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted materials.
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.
Buley Library reserves the right to NOT ACCEPT an ILL request if the copyright law appears to be violated.
ATTENTION ALL INTERLIBRARY LOAN PATRONS
All fines incurred on any Interlibrary Loan items will be the responsibility of the patron. Some libraries are now charging for the replacement cost of any library material that is returned late. Even if you've returned the book, the library will still send a bill for the book.
Please contact ILL at InterlibraryLoan@southernct.edu for more information or to see if you can renew. This includes the following:
Buley Library is part of the Connecticut State Colleges & Universities (CSCU) through our Intralibrary Loan Courier System
You can check out library material from the Ct. State Library in Hartford with your ID
You can go directly to the other CSCU Libraries and check out material with your ID
Journal articles will be scanned and then sent directly to your desktop - sometimes in a matter of hours