When you find a resource in our online catalog that is not available at the Pearson Library, please click the Request Item through Interlibrary Loan link. If there is not a link for ILL, you will need to fill out this form with the item's information. For more instructions, see this Research Guide.
Though we provide ILL services to eligible CLU patrons at no charge, the cost of an interlibrary loan transaction can range from $20 to over $50. Please request only those materials necessary for your research, retrieve items promptly after being notified of their arrival, and return materials on or before the due date.
Conditions of Interlibrary Loan
The following patrons are entitled to Interlibrary Loan privileges:
- Currently Enrolled Students
- Current Full-Time / Part-Time Faculty
- University Staff and Administration
- Faculty Emeritus
Unfortunately, we cannot offer Interlibrary Loan services to spouses or family members of eligible patrons. However, many public libraries offer these services to the community.
Loan: The lending library will establish the loan period. For books, it is usually 3-4 weeks. Renewals are sometimes possible if requested BEFORE the due date.
Waiting: The waiting period is based on many factors, but we always try to obtain your material as soon as possible. Articles are usually delivered to your Cal Lutheran email within 1-2 days; books can take about 4-7 days. Please plan your research needs ahead of time so that you have your material before your deadline.
Normally there is no charge for books. Most articles are sent via e-mail in PDF format for no charge. However, the cost of an interlibrary loan transaction to the library can range from $20 to over $50. Please request only those materials necessary for your research, retrieve items promptly after being notified of their arrival, and return materials on or before the due date. If there are special lending charges, we will contact you.
We have a comprehensive, full-text dissertation database as part of our collection.
If a dissertation is not available in the database, Pearson Library may be able to borrow dissertations for Faculty as well as Graduate students in the EDD program.
Individuals who would like to purchase a dissertation for themselves may do so by calling UMI at (800) 521-3042.
WARNING CONCERNING COPYRIGHT RESTRICTIONS
The copyright of the United States (Title 17 US Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of the Copyright Law.