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Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Requests

This guide provides information about the Gateway Library's Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service for Gateway students, faculty, and staff.

ILL Policy

ILL Policy and Procedures

  1. You must be Gateway faculty, staff or current student to request an interlibrary loan.
  2. Submit only one item per request.
  3. Only three requests may be made by an individual within a five day period.
  4. Before you submit the request print a copy for your records.
  5. We do not fill textbook requests. If you need a textbook for your course, please contact the Gateway Bookstore.
  6. Most requests will arrive in 7-10 days. If a request cannot be filled, you will be notified.
  7. All material must be picked up at the Information Commons Desk of your choosing. For distance learning students, items may be sent to the closest local library in the college’s service region or to the nearest campus.
    1. If you are requesting a copy of a journal or magazine article, you will be emailed the copy via the email address provided on the ILL form.
  8. Please return your ILL item to any Information Commons Desk by the due date to avoid any impact on future borrowing requests.
  9. For students needing a laptop, you can request one from the Gateway IT Department Help Desk at this link.

Please refer to the Gateway Library Borrowing Policy for more information about borrowing responsibilities. 

Notice: Warning Concerning Copyright Restrictions  The copyright law of the United States (title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be “used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research.” If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of “fair use,” that user may be liable for copyright infringement. This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.

Interlibrary Loan Request Form

If you are not able to find the item you are looking for in the Gateway databases or at the Kenton County Library, please submit your request at the link below.

Please note, if you are in need of a textbook for your class, please contact the Gateway bookstore.