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Reed Health Sciences Library: Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan

If you need a resource that is not in our library's collection, you can use Interlibrary Loan to borrow it from another library!


Interlibrary Loan requests should be submitted via the ILLiad system by accessing the Interlibrary Loan Services link. It is important that the requester check the Carnegie Vincent Library online catalog and journal lists to determine that the items are not in the library collections before completing an Interlibrary Loan request.


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Arrival Time, Pickups and Returns

  • Electronic articles and chapters are delivered as PDFs via email or in the patron’s ILL account. This process typically takes 1-3 days.
  • Print items typically arrive within 7-10 days.
  • Students attending the Harrogate or Middlesboro campuses must pick up print items at the front desk in the Carnegie Vincent Library. 
  • Students attending off-campus sites will have print materials mailed to them at the address provided in the ILLiad account.


Harrogate Campus
Materials usually arrive within two (2) weeks after a request is made. In some instances the process may take longer. The interlibrary loan staff notifies borrowers by email via the ILLiad system when the requested item has arrived. Items should be picked up and returned to the library's circulation desk.  

Off-campus Sites
Items requested by patrons at off-campus sites are shipped to the Harrogate campus, then shipped to the patron's home address. This process normally takes up to four (4) weeks. Patrons at off-campus sites are responsible for the cost of shipping the item back to Carnegie Vincent Library. Please return the item to:
      Carnegie Vincent Library
      Lincoln Memorial University
      Box 2012
      Cumberland Gap Parkway
      Harrogate, TN  37752


Loan Periods and ILL

Loan periods vary by institution. The due date for ILL items is posted in the ILLiad system under a user’s account. In order to remain in good standing with lending institutions so that we may continue to borrow materials from them, please return interlibrary loan items on time.

Charges and ILL

There is no charge for processing the standard interlibrary loan service for LMU faculty, staff and students. However, borrowers are responsible for any costs charged by the lending institution including overdue fines, general lending fees and replacement of lost or damaged items. Late fines will be charged by Carnegie Vincent Library at the rate of $.15 per day, per item. Students using the interlibrary loan service at extended learning sites will be responsible for paying the shipping cost of returning items to the Carnegie Vincent Library.