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If you need materials not immediately available through the Library Catalog, Illinois Catalog (I-Share), or Journal Search, you may request them through Interlibrary Loan (ILL).

The Interlibrary Loan department borrows items for Olivet patrons, and lends Benner Library materials to patrons from other institutions. This service allows us to access journal articles, books, and media from thousands of other libraries throughout the world, including hundreds in Illinois. ILL is available only to current Olivet students, faculty and staff.

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Pam GreenleeDean of Library Services & SGCS Research Librarian
(815) 928-5439
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Sandy HarrisInterlibrary Loan Manager
(815) 928-5439
Ordering Interlibrary Loan Materials
Interlibrary Loan Polices

Mission: Provide the right material to the right patron ASAP.
Interlibrary Loan Patron Limitations: Benner Library Interlibrary Loan provides generous services for current students, staff, and faculty of Olivet Nazarene University, approximately 6000 patrons. Services are also provided to patrons of our consortial partners ( i.e. students, staff, and faculty from 80+ I-Share institutions) as well as to libraries worldwide.

The average cost of an interlibrary loan transaction is $22. The university supports the expenses for these services so that, generally, there is no charge to the end user.

In order to efficiently meet the needs of our patrons and comply with vendor restrictions and copyright law, some services are limited:
  • Any user may access our e-journals on site. However, interlibrary loan privileges for articles are strictly limited to current Olivet patrons and to requests between libraries.
  • Interlibrary loan services are not available to alumni or to community patrons. We encourage these patrons to use the interlibrary loan services of their local public libraries for items we cannot supply.
  • Olivet patrons may not use our services to order for other patrons whether these patrons qualify for interlibrary loan services or not.
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"Congratulations on maintaining the exceptional ILL service required for OCLC’s Express digital delivery program! The Express program connects high-performing libraries committed to delivering digital resources within 18 hours."