Students, Staff, and Faculty
Interlibrary loan is available for items not owned by Collins Library. Remember to use your Baker email address when placing requests.
Items that are difficult to obtain through interlibrary loan are:
Generally, we will not place requests for textbooks, study guides or workbooks that might be required for a class. These should be purchased from the campus bookstore.
At this time, we are not able to request E-books.
Plan ahead when requesting materials. While we try to fill your request as quickly as possible, please remember it will take some time. Allow more time for unusual or specialized materials.
We will endeavor to get items requested by Baker patrons in a timely manner. During high traffic times, a general rule of 5 requests per borrower, per day will be processed. As time allows, all other requests above the 5 will be processed.
Loan periods are determined by the lending library, and should be promptly returned to the library to avoid late fees or charges. Interlibrary loan fees are different from regular late fees. When an item is more than one week overdue, the borrower’s library account is manually barred (blocked).
On the eighth day past the Baker due date (the day after the lending library due date), the borrower has a fine of $8. Thereafter, the fine accrues at $1 a day. On the twenty first day, the item is declared lost and the borrower is billed for the lending library charges plus a $50 processing fee (replacing the $21 overdue fine).
If the book is returned after the twenty first day and the lending library has not been paid, the borrower is charged the $21 overdue fine and the processing fee will be canceled.
If the book is returned after the twenty first day and the lending library has been paid, the book is the borrower’s to keep and the borrower is still responsible for the processing fee and the lending library charges.
Please fill out the interlibrary loan form with all the information. Incorrect information or partial information will only slow down the process of getting you the requested materials. For books, please note if we need to mail materials to you. Remember to use your Baker email address for all requests.
We honor requests from libraries in good standing within the constraints of our time, resources and local needs. We try to be as generous as possible in our lending, but may not be able to lend the following types of items:
Copies are sent electronically whenever possible; otherwise we use first class mail or couriers