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What can I request through Interlibrary Loan?

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Books and articles are the most commonly requested items for Interlibrary Loan. Please note that most libraries do not lend certain types of materials, including:

  • Reference materials
  • Current textbooks or course materials for classes taught at Dominican
  • Full issues of periodicals or newspapers
  • Very recently published books
  • Audiovisual materials (CDs, DVDs, etc.)
  • Software
  • Rare, fragile or very valuable items
  • Theses
  • Bulky or fragile items that are difficult or expensive to ship
  • Items from libraries outside the U.S.

Additionally if an article request is not copyright compliant, the article will not be ordered through ILL. To learn more, visit the Copyright Compliance page. Copyright Compliance page.