What is interlibrary loan?
Allows you to borrow books or articles from other libraries when they are not owned by Butte College Library.
Where is interlibrary loan located?
On the second floor of the Main campus Library, LB 211.
What's the phone number?
Who is eligible to use the service?
Currently enrolled students, faculty and staff.
How long does it take?
Usually about a week from local libraries. Items from more distant libraries will take longer.
Does it cost anything?
Items are generally free, however some libraries will charge us to borrow an item. You can indicate the amount you are willing to pay for an item.
What items are available?
Books and articles that are not owned by Butte College.
What items are not available?
Textbooks, audio-visual items, titles we own, reference books, genealogy, whole issues of periodicals, software, maps. Some libraries refuse to lend new books.
How do I use interlibrary loan?
Submit a book or article request form. One item per form. No telephone requests, please.
Where do I pick up and return interlibrary loans?
At the Interlibrary Loan office in LB 211 at the Main library.
How long can I keep the loaned material?
The lending library sets this - usually 2 or 3 weeks.
Can I renew the loan?
Only if the lender allows it. Please give us 3 days notice if you want to renew.
What are my responsibilities?
Fill out forms completely and accurately.
Limit your requests to 5 at a time, including those already filled or in process.
Pick up and return items on time. Fines for lost, damaged or overdue books may be set by lender.
Fees not paid will be placed on your college account.
Non-compliance with procedures may jeopardize your loan privileges.