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InterLibrary Loan Policy

Online Students


  • Undergraduate students: 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.


  • No check-out limit on articles
  • No overdue fees

Residential Students, Faculty, and Staff

Items can be picked up at and returned to the Customer Service Desk.

Faculty requests will be delivered unless specified otherwise.

Item Limits

  • Non-article items: up to 20
    excluding faculty and doctoral students
  • Articles: there is no limit for article requests

Lending Period

  • Articles have no due date and are yours to keep.
  • Non-article materials will have a label indicating the due date.
    The length of the loan depends on the lending library's policies.


  • Renewal requests must be submitted before the item's due date.
  • The earlier your request, the more likely you will get a renewal.
  • Items can only be renewed one time.

Request a Renewal

  1. Log in to ILLiad.
  2. Click on "Checked Out Items" under "View" on the left-side menu.
  3. Click on the Transaction Number of the request you wish to renew.
  4. Click the "Renew Request" link at the top of the page.

Please Note: your request has not yet been approved. We will contact you by e-mail regarding the status of the request. If after a week, you have not heard from the InterLibrary Loan office concerning your request, it is your responsibility to contact the office. Failure to do so can result in overdue charges.

Unavailable Materials

  • Textbooks are not available through the InterLibrary Loan system.
  • Any item that is not consistent with the Liberty Way.


An InterLibrary Loan is usually free. If there are any costs, we will e-mail you before proceeding.


Fines are non-refundable
Faculty members are not assessed overdue charges unless the Library is billed by the lending library.

  • Overdue item: $1 per day
  • Lost item: Replacement cost + overdue fines
    • Items more than 28 days overdue are declared lost.
    • Item not picked up: $5
      • You must inform the ILL office to cancel an item request.
      • Removing item label: $2

Account Suspension

  • If you have an overdue item, ILLIAD will block your account. You must return the item to resume use.
  • A history of overdue or damaged items may result in indefinite suspension.
  • The Library reserves the right to block or suspend any user’s InterLibrary Loan privileges.

Contact InterLibrary Loan for account assistance:

This policy is subject to change at any time.