The MSU–Great Falls Campus Library wants to provide you the best interlibrary loan service possible. Please call 771-4398 or stop by the library if you have any questions.
MSU–Great Falls Library lends its materials to other libraries and borrows materials for faculty, staff, and students needing materials not available locally. When we borrow from other libraries on your behalf, we accept the responsibility for the careful use and prompt return of their materials.
An understanding by our borrowers of the following regulations and procedures will help us facilitate operations and provide better service.
Please check the library catalog and our Full-Text finder carefully before making an interlibrary loan request. Interlibrary loans are expensive for both the borrowing and the lending libraries.
Interlibrary loan requests should be made through our interlibrary loan system, ILLiad. To make a request, you must first establish an account in ILLiad. Requests cannot be accepted by other means.
Once you have established an account, fill out the correct form in ILLiad. To request a copy of an article, use the "Request a Photocopy" form; for copies of book chapters, use the "Request a Book Chapter" form; to request a book or a video, use the "Request a Book" form. Help us by filling out your request with as much information as possible.
The time required to fill a request can vary from several days to several months, depending upon the availability of the material. In most cases, allow 2-3 weeks for your request.
ILL borrowing privileges may be suspended for patrons for the following reasons:
- Unclaimed ILL requests
- Excessive ILL overdues
[more than 3 per year or an accumulation of $25 or more in overdue fines]
- Losing an ILL item.