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Interlibrary Loan: How long can I use an ILL/PASCAL item?

How long can I use an ILL/PASCAL item?

How long can I use an ILL item?

The due date for your interlibrary loan is printed on the book band label. You can also check the due date by logging into the "My Account" section of the library homepage

The due date for your ILL is determined by the library that owns it. Some institutions have very generous policies, and you might find that your due date is several months in the future. Other institutions are less generous, and you might discover that you have two weeks to use your ILL item.

Articles that have been electronically uploaded to your ILLiad account do not have due dates. However, they will "expire" after 30 days. After that, you will not be able to access the content through your ILLiad account. 

How long can I use a PASCAL item?

 All items borrowed through PASCAL Delivers can be used for 6 weeks.

They can be renewed once, which will extend the due date by 6 weeks.

How do I get more time?

ILL Renewals

Interlibrary loans are granted renewals based on the owning libraries' policies. If you need more time with your ILL, please fill out the form to the right and click submit.

We will contact the lending institution and request a renewal on your behalf. You will receive an email notification when we get a response from the lender. If a renewal has been approved, the item's due date will be updated in your library account. If the renewal request is denied, the original due date will still apply.

Please note that PASCAL and ILL items are intended for short term use. We cannot guarantee that you will have access for an extended period of time. For more information, please refer to our Policies page

​PASCAL Renewals

PASCAL items have a built in renewal option. To extend your item's due date by 6 weeks, please call/email the Interlibrary Loan Department or visit the front desk. PASCAL items can only be renewed once.

Request a renewal


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