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Library Services: Interlibrary Loan

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Interlibrary Loan

Overview

Interlibrary Loan can be used to obtain materials that are NOT available at the individual  campus libraries. This includes items such as books and articles from magazines and journals.  Materials can be borrowed from any CCAC library or from thousands of libraries across the country.

Books & Audiovisual Materials at Another CCAC Campus Library

Library users with a valid ID card can use the Library Catalog to place holds on circulating materials  owned by other campus libraries. When viewing the record of the item in the Catalog, click the  "Place Hold" button, enter your barcode number and personal information. The item will then  be sent from the other campus and you will be notified when it is available at your campus.  Please allow a minimum of 3 to 4 business days for this service. There is a maximum of 3 active  holds for each library user.  Note for Faculty: If you exceed 3 active holds, see the Circulation  Desk for assistance in placing additional items on hold.

Magazine and Journal Articles at Another CCAC Campus Library

Articles at another CCAC campus can be requested using the appropriate forms available at  the Library. In most cases the articles are faxed within 24 hours.  To avoid delays, complete  the form in its entirety.  For students and community patrons there is a 10 cent charge per  page for this service.

Materials NOT Available at any CCAC Library

If none of the CCAC campus libraries owns the item you need, you may request it from other  libraries using a Lyrasis or the Interlibrary Loan form to the right. Please allow a minimum of 10 to 14 days for this service. Non-CCAC libraries may  charge to lend or copy their materials.  You are responsible for all charges; please indicate  the maximum that you are willing to pay for the item.

Local Academic Libraries: Lyrasis Libraries

A Lyrasis agreement with these libraries for reciprocal borrowing allows you to borrow books from their collections with a permission slip from the CCAC library and your current validated CCAC ID card. Ask at the Reference Desk for assistance.
 
Butler County Community College
 
California University of Pennsylvania
 
Carnegie Mellon University
 
Chatham College
 
Duquesne University
 
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
 
La Roche College
 
Penn State University
 
Robert Morris University
 
Westmoreland County Community College
 

Please contact the Reference Desk if you need assistance.

Interlibrary Loan Request Form

This form can be used by CCAC students, faculty and staff to request items not owned by CCAC via Interlibrary Loan. Items with a * are required.

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