MODULE 3: Books as Information Sources:
Section 3 of 6, CHECKING MATERIAL OUT/INTERLIBRARY LOAN, page 1 of 1.

CHECKING MATERIAL OUT/INTERLIBRARY LOAN

Now let's get our hands on the book.

If the book you need is at your local TROY Library, then all you have to do is go to the library and check it out.

Keep in mind that some materials listed in the catalog must be used within the Library—they do not check out. These are materials such as reference books and audio-visuals.

Interlibrary loan (ILL) is a service. Interlibrary loan is used to obtain materials that are not available at your local library facilities or via TROY databases. TROY can provide books from within its own Library system (Troy, Dothan, and Montgomery), and articles from not only the TROY libraries, but other libraries as well.

Check with your individual TROY Library site (Troy, Dothan, etc.) for ILL forms/policies and procedures.

Earlier in this tutorial, it was stated,

"THIS IS VITAL: Start your research early to ensure that information is available for your project. Sometimes you need to narrow, broaden, modify, or change your topic (with instructor approval, of course)."

"Available" might mean having to borrow a book using ILL.

Since ILL is a labor intensive process, please help the Library staff to help you.

Tip: Your best bet is to make yourself a printout from the Library Catalog. Use the printout to fill out the interlibrary loan form completely and correctly. Hang onto the printout so you will have a record of the materials your request.

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