If you are an Emory student, faculty or staff member, please see our Borrowing page for information about interlibrary borrowing services.
Through interlibrary lending, users of other academic, public and special libraries can access materials held by the Emory University General Libraries:
- Robert W. Woodruff (Main) Library
- Woodruff Health Sciences Center Library
- J. S. Guy Chemistry Library
- Roberto C. Goizueta Business Library
- Marian K. Heilbrun Music and Media Library.
The Interlibrary Loan office for the libraries above is located in the Woodruff (Main) Library.
The following Emory libraries have separate interlibrary loan offices. Please contact them directly regarding their services.
The Emory General Libraries participate in several cooperative library programs, including the following:
Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL)
Center for Research Libraries (CRL)
Georgia Online Database (GOLD)
Research Libraries Group (RLG)
These groups provide priority ILL service and/or direct borrowing privileges for their users. Please contact ILL or Reference staff at your library for more information about these programs.
Interlibrary Loan - Lending
Robert W. Woodruff Library
540 Asbury Circle, NE
Atlanta, GA 30322-2870 USA
Odyssey: illiad.library.emory.edu/EMU (18.104.22.168/EMU)
OCLC Symbols: EMU (Main) & EMM (Health Sciences)
Docline Sumbol: GAEMU (Health)
NUC Symbols: GEU & GEU-M
ILL Team Leader
The interlibrary lending policies and procedures of the Woodruff Main and Health Sciences Center Libraries are in accordance with the ALA Interlibrary Loan Code for the United States and IFLA's International Lending and Document Delivery: Principles and Guidelines for Procedure.
We accept requests for the Woodruff Main Library and Health Sciences Center Library via OCLC (EMU and EMM, respectively) and via our ILLiad lending web request form. We also accept Docline requests for Health Sciences (GAUEMU). Please contact us at email@example.com for lending web instructions and registration.
Please be sure to indicate copyright compliance for photocopies, and indicate that you are willing to pay any applicable fees (see below).
|Library Type: Billing Method||Loans*||Copies|
|US: OCLC IFM||$15||$15|
|Canada/Mexico: OCLC IFM||$25||$5|
|Other International: OCLC IFM||$35||$15|
|Other International: Invoice||$40||$20|
*Up to four (4) volumes/reels per transaction
We strongly prefer payment by OCLC IFM or Docline EFTS; however, we also accept checks in US dollars, IFLA vouchers, money orders, and international postal coupons. We cannot accept payment by credit card at this time.
Note: We do not charge libraries that are members of ARCHE, GOLD, ASERL Reciprocal Borrowing or libraries with whom we have a written reciprocal agreement if requests are submitted via OCLC. Libraries that are members of the OCLC Research Libraries Partnership's ShaRes program are charged according to the current ShaRes fee structure.
10 weeks (2-3 weeks if the the request is for special material)
NO. Renewal only in exceptional circumstances.
Recall notices are sent via email and OCLC, if applicable. Recalled items should be returned ASAP via Priority Mail, UPS, FedEx, Air Mail, etc., not by media or surface mail.
Current periodicals, reference, audiovisual, maps/atlases and Special Collections (MARBL)** material.
*Loans of such items are considered on a case-by-case basis for members of ARCHE, ASERL, GOLD & RLG ShaRes and libraries with whom we have a written reciprocal agreement.
**To request MARBL materials, the requestor should contact MARBL directly via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Most Emory PhD and Masters theses are available for loan. Most Emory PhD theses (dissertations) are also available for purchase from ProQuest. Many of Emory's dissertations from 2009-date are available electronically at etd.library.emory.edu.
4 reel limit. Once 4 reels have been returned, another 4 reels may be requested. It is up to the borrowing library to keep track of which reels have already been requested. We can usually send complete microfiche sets on one request. We will lend microcard or microprint if requested.
4 volume limit. Once 4 volumes have been returned, another 4 volumes may be requested. It is up to the borrowing library to keep track of which volumes have already been requested.
Any use restrictions will be clearly indicated on a paper band which is placed around loaned material. . Please return all materials with the band in place.
Please do not affix any type of adhesive labels to our material (including "removable" labels).
Exceptional items, such as bound volumes, audiovisual, reference, microforms, or Special Collections material, will be restricted to "Library Use Only" and may have further use restrictions, as appropriate to the item.
We ship via UPS to destinations in the US & US territories, and via USPS Air Mail to other destinations. We can ship rush requests via FedEx if the borrowing library provides a valid FedEx account number for billing.
Our material should be returned in a box. Please do not use shipping bags as material can be easily damaged. Exceptional items should be packaged with special care and returned via Priority or Air Mail, UPS, FedEx, or other expedited means. Recalled items also should be returned ASAP via Priority or Air Mail, UPS, FedEx, or other expedited means.
Odyssey is the primary delivery method for copies but we also send copies by Ariel or e-mail attachment as requested.
We provide copies from microfilm and microfiche at no additional charge. We cannot copy from microcard or microprint, but we do lend these formats.