Interlibrary Loans

If your research leads you to a book or article not available at the HCC Library or its network, you may request the item through Interlibrary Loan.

Who is Eligible?

This service is available to all currently enrolled HCC students, faculty, and staff only. If you are not eligible for this service, please contact your public library.

Requesting Material

Before submitting a request for an item, you must be sure that it is not owned by the HCC Library or its network. For books and audio-visual materials, check the online catalog. (Please note that very few libraries will lend audio-visual materials through Interlibrary Loan.) For magazines, journals and newspapers, check the HCC Journal ListFill out a form for requesting an article or for requesting a book.

All Interlibrary Loan Request forms must be approved by a reference librarian.

The library will only request items that it can acquire for no cost.

Limit to five requests per week.

Pickup & Return

It is the patron's responsibility to check with the ILL department within a week, either in person or by telephone (413.552.2371), to inquire about the status of their loan request. Promptly pick up items at the Circulation Desk so that you will be able to get the maximum use of the material. Material must be returned to a staff person at the Circulation Desk by the date it is due. The HCC library cannot renew borrowed material without the permission of the lending library. Failure to pay late fees will result in suspension of library privileges and withholding of grades at the end of the semester. If materials are lost or damaged, the individual borrower is responsible for replacement or repair costs to the satisfaction of the lending library.


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