Archives for the Month of December 2014 on Carl's ILLiad Blog

Some Quick End-of-Year Reminders About ILL

As we come to the close of Fall 2014 Semester, here are some oft-repeated, albeit fairly crucial, issues to remember regarding our interlibrary loan services -- without further embellishment and in no particular order...

* Return loaned ILLiad books with all their accompanying paperwork (labels, bookbands, etc.) included.

* Return loaned ILLiad materials in multiple parts all at the same time.

* Return loaned ILLiad books borrowed through Kelvin Smith Library directly back to the Kelvin Smith Library service desk or into KSL bookdrops.

* Check for direct availability of electronic articles (in our online catalog or eJournal Portal), prior to choosing to request them via ILLiad.

* Check for direct availability of journals and books in KSL collections or other CWRU library locations (through our online catalog), prior to choosing to request them via ILLiad.

* Check for direct availability of books in OhioLINK member locations (by way of our online catalog and through the OhioLINK catalog), prior to choosing to request them via ILLiad.

* Make sure to use the appropriate ILLiad request form corresponding to your loan or copy citation type, when submitting.

* Pick up requested ILLiad books prior to their original due date, or notify ILL staff (or KSL desk staff) when they are no longer needed.

* Return loaned ILLiad books on time, or request renewals (as instructed in notifications) when eligible.

* View your electronically delivered ILLiad articles during their availability window periods, before they expire.

Thanks for keeping these in mind, as it helps to streamline and expedite the processes involved in efficiently executing interlibrary loan services, for both the ILL staff and you the customer.