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ILL Request Forms

If the Statton Learning Commons does not own or have access to what you are looking for, you may request it from another library (InterLibrary Loan) using the forms linked here.

*Note: Please search our library catalog first before putting in a request, as we may already have access to your material.

See below for a small guide on how to search our catalog for materials we can order through interlibrary loan.

  • Submit a Book Request
    • You will need Author, Title, Publication Information, and Source of this information.
    • Books can take up to 2 weeks to arrive at Juniata College for patron pickup.
  • Submit a Journal Article Request
    • You will need Author, Article Title, Periodical Title, Volume, Issue, Date, Year, Pages, and Sources of this information.
    • Use this form to request articles, book chapters, book reviews, newspapers, etc.
    • Materials can take up to 1 week to arrive in your email.

Guide for searching and requesting interlibrary loan materials through the Statton Learning Commons

1. On our library homepage, search the title of the material you're looking for in the WorldCat Discovery search bar.

2. On the left-hand side, filter your search to "Libraries Worldwide" under "Library Location".

3. Once you find the material you were searching for, click on its record.

4. Under "Access Options" on the right-hand side, click the "Request Item through Interlibrary Loan" button.

5. Make sure all the fields are filled in to the best of your ability. Make sure your Juniata Email is used under "contact information".

6. Submit the request!


Can students borrow materials from other libraries through interlibrary loan?

Yes - Our interlibrary loan service is only available to current Juniata students, faculty, and staff with library accounts in good standing.

How long will it take to get my requested item through interlibrary loan?

You should allow 2 - 3 weeks for interlibrary loans to arrive. Some may come sooner -- it depends on the lending library. Books generally come quicker because the articles need to be photocopied. But don't procrastinate with your requests!!

Is there a fee for the interlibrary loan service?

No - The interlibrary loan service is free to those listed above. As a courtesy to the system and others, we ask that you only request items that you really need.

Can I borrow a DVD or reels of microfilm through interlibrary loan?

Our library consortia does not share DVDs, so you cannot borrow them. The sharing of microfilm is rare and will be considered on a case by case basis.

How long can I borrow the interlibrary loaned materials?

Each lending library has different lending periods, so please look at the date on the slip attached to the interlibrary loaned book. Articles received via interlibrary loan are yours to keep (unless otherwise stated.)

Do I need to know which library owns my request?

No - Our system will automatically route the request to libraries owning the material.

Will I get a renewal notice from the library when my interlibrary loan items are due?

No - It is your responsibility to return the items or to ask for a renewal before they are due. Failure to return borrowed items can result in fines and processing fees.

I am not quite finished with my interlibrary loan item -- can I keep it longer or renew it?

It depends on the lending library's policy. Let our interlibrary loan department know a week before your item is due that you would like to renew. If it can't be renewed through the original lending library, we can try to get another copy from another library.

I noticed that I will be traveling near the library that owns my borrowed item -- can I just drop it off?

No - It needs to be sent back via our interlibrary loan department so that your record is kept current.