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Answered By Library Staff
Last Updated: Jul 02, 2020     Views: 105

TCC students, faculty, and staff with valid TCC T#s can request materials not owned by TCC through Interlibrary Loan (ILL). You can request a book, dvd, or a magazine/journal article for free through this service. 

Typically, you place ILL requests by discovering the item you need (but that the TCC library does not have) through the Discovery Catalog Search, accessible on the Library Homepage. You must select the blue button on the item record result to begin your ILL request. The button will look like this: 

Interlibrary loan button example

After selecting the button, you may be prompted to select a pickup library location, etc. 

It can take around 5 to 10 business days for physical item delivery to arrive at your campus library from the lending library, sometimes longer. Magazine and journal article requests often take much less time to be filled because they may be sent electronically, and are sometimes even filled within a day or two. When your item is available, you will be emailed.