Answered By: Library Services Desk Last Updated: Oct 20, 2015 Views: 585
There are two ways to access the Interlibrary Loan service:
1. When using WorldCat UMD, find the record for the article that you wish to request (or the journal in which it is found). Then under "Availability," click the red Request Item button. This will bring you into your ILL Services Account where you can place the request. Citation information in many cases will migrate from the WorldCat record, making it easier to place a request.
2. Log in to your ILL Services Account directly, then manually enter the citation. You can also access your ILL Services Account by going to the Interlibrary Loan page from the Libraries' website at lib.umd.edu and clicking the link "Log in to your ILL Services Account."
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- "The Library of Congress lends books to other libraries with the stipulation that they be used only inside the borrowing library. This is consistent with LC's own policy which prohibits readers from removing books from the LC reading rooms (except for Congressional use). The policy is also intended to protect borrowing libraries from the negligence of one patron, since one overdue book will suspend all loans to a particular institution."
More on LOC's ILL policy is here: http://www.loc.gov/rr/loan/loanweb1.html
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