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Interlibrary Loan Services




All Interlibrary Loan (ILL) requests are subject to the policies below. Please submit ILL requests using the appropriate online form:

Students, Faculty and Staff may place requests directly in WorldCat

Interlibrary Loan Request Status- Check the status of ILL requests and request renewals for books. Requests generally appear on the page 2-3 business days after being submitted and are updated daily.

Interlibrary Loan

PHC makes extensive use of electronic interlibrary loan (ILL) services through its membership in OCLC. OCLC is the world’s largest bibliographic network containing about 2 billion holdings in more than 72,000 member libraries worldwide.
Requests for items held in the PHC Library will not be filled, unless the item is checked out by another patron, missing, or considered lost. (Patrons have the option of placing PHC items on hold.)
ILL services are provided to give quality information that is not readily available from the library collection to support your academic needs. Abuse of the ILL service may result in a fine or suspension of borrowing privileges.

Fees and Fines

Processing Fees and Borrowing Charges PHC subsidizes the cost of ILL transactions for its students, faculty, staff, and alumni for the first $10.00 of the applicable fee.  If borrowing charges exceed $10.00, the library patron will be notified before the item is borrowed. The patron will be asked to pay the amount above $10.00 or cancel the transaction before the transaction is completed. Patrons may accelerate this process by indicating on the ILL request form how much they are willing to pay for the requested item.
Distance Learning Students Interlibrary Loan services are not available to Distance Learning Students through the PHC library. Please check with your local public library regarding their ILL services to patrons.
Community users Community users will be assessed a $5.00 processing fee for each ILL request and any borrowing charges from the lending library.
Overdue Fines The PHC Library will charge $0.50/day for overdue ILL materials. There is a 7 day grace period for overdue ILL items.
Other Fees Users will be expected to pay any charges from the lending library for lost, damaged or overdue items. Users that abuse ILL borrowing privileges may be charged a fee for their requests.

Receiving Items

Please allow at least 2 weeks turn-around time for ILL transactions. Timely access to requested materials is not guaranteed. Despite our best efforts to provide you with prompt service, the PHC Library cannot control the activity or efficiency of the lending library.

Requesting Renewals

The use and renewal of borrowed ILL materials is subject to the policies of the lending library. If a renewal is needed for ILL materials, please make the request 3-7 days before the due date using the Interlibrary Loan Request Status.


Borrowers will be notified by email when the requested item arrives at the PHC Library. Notification regarding renewal requests is sent by campus mail. The library staff will notify you should problems arise with your request.

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