Main Library

Online Students

Research

Interlibrary Loan/Delivery

Using Liberty’s Interlibrary Loan/Delivery Service, you may obtain books from the library’s print collection, as well as request articles which are not available in Full-Text online.


Articles

If an article is not available in Full-Text online through one of the library’s databases, library staff will either scan it for you from our print periodicals collection, or request it from another library. These articles are usually free of charge, and if obtained, will be delivered to you electronically.

Use Journal Finder to search for a specific journal articles that may have immediate Full-Text access online.


Books

  • Undergraduate students—limit of 25 books checked out, checkout period – 30 days.
  • Graduate students—limit of 35 books checked out, checkout period – 30 days. 
  • Book(s) may be renewed for one additional 30 day check-out period, unless someone else has requested the book(s).
  • Fines for overdue books will be $.20 per day. There is a $10.00 maximum fine per item.

Shipping

  • Books are only shipped to online students if our library owns the book
  • Books borrowed from other libraries through Interlibrary loan (Illiad) must be picked up at the library
  • Books are shipped via a carrier such as FedEx or U. S. mail if to a PO box
  • Please allow 3 days plus shipping time of approximately one week for delivery of books (although it often doesn't take that long)
  • Next-day delivery is available upon request, and is considerably more expensive.
  • Shipping charges for books vary according to the weight of the package and are paid for by the student. A bill for shipping charges will be sent to the student at a later date.

NOTE: It is your responsibility to update your ILLiad account if your information (status, address, etc.) has changed. This information does not automatically update when your Liberty University Online account information changes. It is important that this information be accurate in order to ensure that books you request are sent to the correct address.

Returning Books

Protect yourself! Use certified mail or a carrier such as FedEx with a tracking number.


Lost & Overdue Items

Suspension of Privileges

Customers with 1 lost item or 5 overdue items will be blocked from borrowing library materials.

Lost Item Policy

General items overdue for more than 45 days are considered lost.
DVDs that are more than 10 days overdue are considered lost.
Curriculum Materials and Reserve items more than 1 day overdue are considered lost.

All customers with lost items will be charged the replacement cost of the item plus a $10 processing fee. If no price can be found or the item is no longer available for purchase, the customer will be charged a fee of $45 plus a $10 processing fee. Customers may present the library with a replacement copy in acceptable condition as an alternative to the item charge. Once an item has been declared lost, customers will have a two-week grace period before being billed for the item with the exception of Reserve items which will be billed immediately with no grace period. Customers may return or replace the item within this grace period and only be charged the $10 processing fee. After the two-week grace period, no credits or refunds will be given and replacements will no longer be accepted. In all cases, the $10 processing fee will not be refunded.

  • Billing for overdue fines, damaged materials, and lost items are posted to students’ accounts.
  • The Borrowing Services Supervisor will assess charges for damage to library materials.

Contact the Liberty University Online Librarian for assistance: research@liberty.edu