Interlibrary Loan

The Pearson Library provides ILL services to eligible CLU patrons at no charge, however, 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. Before requesting any item, please look for the item in BOTH the library catalog and our e-journals article lookup to ensure that we do not have it.

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 a 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.

Renew your ILL book here

Conditions of Interlibrary Loan

The following patrons are entitled to Interlibrary Loan privileges:

  • Currently Enrolled Students
  • 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. 

Time Periods

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.

Costs

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.

Dissertations

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.

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