What Is Interlibrary Loan?
On the rare occasion that you cannot find the materials you need in one the libraries of Georgia Perimeter College, or through GIL Express, you may be able to request materials from another eligible library using interlibrary loan (ILL). ILL service is available to GPC faculty, staff, and currently enrolled students. For more information about ILL, please see our Interlibrary Loan Borrowing and Lending Policies.
How Long Does It Take?
The time needed to obtain an interlibrary loan is dependent upon the difficulty of the request, proximity of the lending library, and the amount of requests to be processed. Though an exact time is impossible to pinpoint, it usually takes one week to obtain a photocopy and up to two weeks to obtain a book.
How Much Does It Cost?
There is no charge for locating and requesting materials. However, borrowers are responsible for any fees, such as photocopy charges, out-of-state book fees, or postage reimbursement, imposed by the lending institution even if material is no longer needed upon arrival. Any charges due must be paid upon receipt of the material. Borrowers will be notified in advance if their ILL request will incur charges and can limit their requests to free items only.
How Do I Request An Interlibrary Loan?
There are librarians on each campus ready to help you with your ILL request. Simply choose the campus where you would like to pick up your ILL request, and then select one of the available options for contacting that campus.
Alpharetta provides ILL service in person or through online forms.
Clarkston provides ILL service in person or through online forms: book request and article request.
Decatur provides ILL service in person at the Reference Desk.
Dunwoody provides ILL service in person or through online forms.
Newton provides ILL service in person at the Reference Desk.