Interlibrary Loan

Library catalog requests | Find it @ TBC requests | Email requests | ILL request form | ILL policies

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) requests can be made to request materials not held by the Graham Library, including books, journal articles, videos and more. Requests can be made by requesting items from the library catalog, emailing request information, or completing an ILL form through the library catalog. Direct any questions regarding ILL requests to the library administrative assistant at ill@trinitybiblecollege.edu.

Requesting items from the library catalog

The library catalog allows students to request items from the Graham Library or from the Online Dakota Information Network, also known as ODIN. The ODIN network includes most North Dakota public and university libraries. Items requested from the Graham Library will be put on hold at the circulation desk for local students or mailed to distance learning students. Items requested from ODIN will be ordered through Interlibrary Loan (ILL). To find items to request through ODIN, use the search box below or choose the "All ODIN Libraries" tab in the Graham Library catalog

Request an ILL from ODIN

You will receive an e-mail confirmation when your request has been approved. When your item arrives, it will be available for pick-up at the Graham Library circulation desk.

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Requesting an ILL using "Find it @ TBC"

Articles and books may be requested from our online databases and WorldCat catalog using the Find it at TBC button. Items that are not available in full-text will display this button. Follow the instructions below to use this tool to request items through World Cat, or use these instructions to request articles found in the online databases.

WorldCat (OCLC FirstSearch) contains over 49 million records for books, periodicals, scores, films, sound recordings, internet resources, manuscripts, and computer files. The records represent materials held by libraries in 45 countries including all ODIN libraries. To request an item through Worldcat, click the button and follow the instructions below.

WorldCat

You will receive an email confirmation when your request has been approved and a second notice when your item arrives. ILL requests may be picked up at the Graham Library circulation desk.

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Emailing ILL Requests

If you know the title of an item you would like to request, you may send an email to ill@trinitybiblecollege.edu. Include as much information as possible, including:

If the item is available, you will receive an email when your request has been approved and a second notice when your item arrives. ILL requests may be picked up at the Graham Library circulation desk.

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Using the ILL request form

If you know the title of an item you would like to request, you may use the ILL form for books or articles in your library account. Login to your library account using your library card number and password and follow the instructions below to request an item.

Library Account

On your library account page, choose the type of ILL you require (book or article) from the menu on the left side of the page. In this form, please provide as much information as possible, including:

You will receive an e-mail confirmation when your request has been approved. When your item arrives, it will be available for pick-up at the Graham Library circulation desk.

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ILL Policies

ILL Costs

Interlibrary loans may be assessed a minimal fee to cover postage, plus any additional lending library charges. Patrons will always be consulted before accepting charges required by a lending library. Charges must be paid at the time material is picked up.

ILL Delivery Time

For requests made through ODIN, allow at least one week for material to arrive. Material found in WorldCat or requested from out-of-state may require a longer delivery time.

ILL Renewals

As a courtesy to the lending library, requests for renewal should be made before the material’s due date. Requests after the due date may be denied. Contact the library administrative assistant to request an ILL renewal.

ILL Refusals

A non-refundable $5.00 per item penalty plus the cost of the ILL is charged to the student’s account for material not picked up before it must be returned to the lending library.

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