Are requested from lending libraries internationally and sent to Clapp library for our users to borrow.
Usually delivered within 2-10 days (depending on availability of request, location of lending library, and the type of mail used to ship the request to us)
Emails are sent to your Wellesley address when your loan request is available for pick up.
Due dates and renewals are set by the lending library.
When Placing Your ILL Loan Requests:
Provide as much citation information as possible (providing the ISBN number or OCLC number will help us process your request faster). TIP: Requesting through WorldCat will import this information into your request automatically!
Requesting ILL Loans
Before Requesting Loans Through ILL:
Do we already own it? Check to see if your request is already available in one of the Wellesley college libraries using the Wellesley Catalog or WorldCat.
Is it on on course reserve? If not, ask the professor to place a copy on reserve, especially if it's a textbook. (Textbooks can be difficult to find and request through ILL).
Do you need the whole book? If you only need a limited number of chapters from a book (in accordance with copyright law-must not exceed 10% of the book),please try placing a book chapter request for each chapter needed and we'll try to get them electronically.