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Resources for Distance Students: Need Items Not Available in the Library?

This guide provides information about the resources and services that the Lewis J. Ort Library provides for those students who attend classes at a distance.

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How to Register for Interlibrary Loan

If you have never ordered from Interlibrary Loan, you will need to register the first time.

Information on how to register is available in the Handout below.

Need A Book or Article but not sure when to use ILL?

Renewing ILL Materials

When you borrow materials through Interlibrary Loan you will be given a due date that is set by the owning library. To renew materials borrowed contact the FSU Interlibrary Loan office. They in turn will contact the owning library to see if renewal is possible.

Interlibrary Loan

Do you need research materials the Ort Library does not own?

The Interlibrary Loan Office (ILL) exists to meet those needs. ILL can obtain many books and articles from journals not held in our library. Books, DVDs, periodical articles, dissertations, microforms, government documents, technical reports, and films are just some of the types of materials ILL can obtain for you. ILL services are offered to all FSU students, faculty, and staff.

The following types of materials are generally not available through ILL:

  • entire issues of journals
  • reference materials
  • old (published prior to 1800) or rare books
  • software
  • record albums
  • other forms of multimedia

Ordering an Item Through Interlibrary Loan

If you need help ordering an item through Interlibrary Loan, the following handout can be helpful.

If you need additional assistance, please contact the Interlibrary Loan office directly.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I order ILL items?

How much does it cost?

How long does it take to receive an item?

How many requests can I submit?

Staff and Contact Information

Staff:

Kathy Showalter

Rhonda Hensel

Location: Lewis J. Ort Library Room 314

Phone: 301-687-4886

email: ill@frostburg.edu

Fax:     301-687-3009

Office Hours

Monday- Friday 8:00- 4:30

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