Interlibrary Loans (ILL) is the process by which libraries share materials with each other. ILL is meant to be used when HSL does not own an item and cannot provide an adequate substitute.
Interlibrary Loans takes TIME and RESOURCES. Consider the following before submitting an ILL request:
1.) Have you completed a thorough search to see if Holy Spirit Library has other resources that would fit your research needs just as well?
2.) Have you checked to see if your item can be found free online?
3.) Is your assignment due in less than a week?
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 specific 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.
In accordance with the guidelines of "fair use:"