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Interlibrary Loan

Place a Request

Log on to ILLiad to place an interlibrary loan request. If you have not registered with ILLiad before, click the “First Time Users” button.


Interlibrary Loan supplements the Library’s collections by providing access to materials owned by other libraries.

Who can use this service?

This service is restricted to current Longwood students, faculty, and staff in good standing with the Library with an active Longwood e-mail address.

How do I place a request?

Log on to ILLiad to place a request. If you have not registered with ILLiad before, click the “First Time Users” button.

How long does it take?

Interlibrary loan requests will be handled expeditiously; however, there are inherent time delays after the request leaves this Library. Articles are normally received much sooner than books. While articles are normally received within days (3-5), books often require from 1 to 2 weeks.

What materials can be requested?

Books, journal articles and chapters in books, conference proceedings and anthologies that are not available in the Greenwood Library’s print or electronic collections may be requested through interlibrary loan. Library-owned materials that are checked out or missing may also be requested. Audiovisual materials are not available through interlibrary loan. E-books have lending restrictions on Interlibrary Loan. Greenwood Library will try to obtain a print copy of an e-book request.

How much does it cost?

The Library normally covers all related costs and charges imposed by the lending library. Should the charges imposed be excessive, the Library staff will confer with the requester before making a final determination of whether or not to borrow the item.

How will I be notified and where do I pick up my item(s)?

You will be notified via Longwood e-mail when your requests are available. Most articles are delivered electronically and are accessed by logging on to ILLiad. Requested items that are not delivered electronically to your ILLiad account may be picked up at the Circulation/Reserve Desk.

Whom do I contact if I have any questions?

Please contact the Interlibrary Loan Office by phone at 434.395.2446 or by e-mail at getbook@longwood.edu if you have any questions.

How does this work for distance education students?

The Library provides a Document Delivery service for Longwood University distance education students and faculty. Distance education students are defined as students currently enrolled in Longwood University off-campus or online courses and living more than 20 miles from campus. Distance education faculty are defined as those currently teaching a Longwood University off-campus course. See the Document Delivery instructions for more information.

How does copyright affect Interlibrary Loan?

Warning: The Copyright law of the United States (Title 17, US Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or reproduction. One of these specific conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be “used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship or research.”

If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of “fair use,” that user may be liable for copyright infringement. This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law. [37 C.F.R. 201.14]

Interlibrary Borrowing Policy

Interlibrary borrowing is governed by a National Interlibrary Loan policy. The lending library sets the conditions under which the item may be borrowed including the length of the loan period and whether the item may be renewed. Photocopies are normally supplied in lieu of lending a copy of a journal issue or volume. Please see the Interlibrary Borrowing Policy for more information.