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InterLibrary Loan

Delivery Options

NON-READING CAMPUS Delivery Option

Please allow adequate time for Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service. While many items can be obtained in less than a week, some things take longer. The bottom line is -- start your research early and discuss any problems or special needs with the reference staff at 610-921-7211 or libraryref@albright.edu.

Delivering the Goods
The Reference staff acknowledges the receipt of all electronic requests and notifies you when the item is available. For students enrolled in classes outside of the Reading campus, interlibrary loans of photocopied materials or books will be mailed or faxed to your home or to the classroom. All journal loans will be sent to the student electronically. You will be contacted by email with instructions telling you how to obtain these files (you will need the free Adobe Acrobat reader program loaded on your computer to view them).

Return Options

Returning the Goods
Photocopies provided to students as Interlibrary Loans become the property of the student and do not need to be returned (unless you are instructed differently). All books must be returned to the Library by the due date provided with the material. Please leave the date due information and any other book band with the book when you return it. Items can be returned via regular USPS mail service. Please insure them for the value indicated on the slip and mail to:

Interlibrary Loan Department
Gingrich Library
Albright College
P.O. Box 15234
Reading, PA 19612-5234

Overdue fines for interlibrary loans match those for Albright owned materials. Lost materials are charged at the price set by the loaning library.