Interlibrary Loan Lending Policies

This page is for libraries that wish to borrow items from us via ILL.

Contact Information

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Mailing Address:

Interlibrary Loan Department
Niagara University Library
5795 Lewiston Road
Niagara University, NY 14109-2200

ILL Department Phone:
716-286-8014

Fax:
716-286-8024

E-mail:
libcat@niagara.edu

OCLC Code:
VVN

Questions or Comments?
If you have any questions or comments regarding interlibrary loan at Niagara University Library, please contact Samantha Gust, Interlibrary Loan Librarian.

Methods of Requests

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OCLC is the preferred method of requesting items. Requests via ALA forms will incur a $10 surcharge, which is in addition to other possible charges described below.

Average Turnaround Time

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Our average turnaround time is 1 working day. We make every possible effort to process all requests promptly.

Materials We Loan or Photocopy

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  • Books
  • Doctoral dissertations (if we have more than one copy)
  • DVDs
  • Master's theses (if we have more than one copy)
  • Microfilm and fiche periodicals
  • Microfilm and fiche newspapers
  • Photocopies of journal articles and pages from books (print and microform)

Loan Period

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The loan period is 6 weeks with a single 2-week renewal allowed.

Foreign Libraries

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We lend to all foreign libraries using the charges below. Additional shipping charges may be required.

Lending Fees

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We ship Media Mail via the U.S. Postal Service. If another shipping method is desired, the borrowing library must make the arrangements and pay the charges in full. Flat rate charges per item are as follows:

  • Non-profit libraries in zip codes beginning with 13 & 14: FREE
  • In-state academic libraries: FREE
  • Other non-profit libraries: $15
  • Other academic libraries: $15
  • Other medical libraries: $15
  • For-profit libraries: $25

GROUPS OF LIBRARIES FOR WHICH FEES ARE WAIVED

We do not charge WNYLRC libraries, but we charge WNYLRC medical libraries that charge us.

Payment Procedures

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IFM is the preferred payment method when possible, but we accept IFLA coupons and include invoices with shipment. We do not accept postage stamps as payment.

Packing and Insurance Requirements For Mailing

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We accept Jiffy bags. Insurance is not required for all returns but may be required for special items at our discretion.