How long can I keep items borrowed through InterLibrary Loan? If I need to keep the items longer, can I renew them?
The lending library determines the loan period and renewal policy for its materials. In most cases borrowers, including faculty, can expect to keep interlibrary loan items for up to four weeks.
Exception: materials from the Center for Research Libraries (CRL) are loaned for six months, subject to recall.
Please make every effort to complete your work with ILL material within the original loan period. If a renewal request is necessary, a three-week renewal may be requested via ILLiad (not EUCILD).
Please note that renewal requests must be placed three days before the original due date. ILL must contact the lending library for permission to renew and will inform you whether or not your renewal request has been granted. Please also note that, with the exception of CRL material, we usually can obtain only one renewal per item.
Exception to renewals: If the lending library has indicated NO RENEWAL on the item label, you will not be able to renew the item.
To place a renewal request in ILLiad, click on Checked-Out Items in the View/Edit section of the ILLiad Main Menu, then select the number of the item you wish to renew, and click on Request Renewal.