Answered By: Hilary Thompson
Last Updated: Jun 01, 2018     Views: 90

Hello. That depends on what you are requesting!

For Articles & Copies:

You can request articles or other copies (e.g. book chapters or excerpts) anytime and from anywhere, since these items will be delivered to you electronically.

However, please be aware that items delivered electronically will only be available for two weeks from the date of delivery. When viewing your list of "Electronically Received Articles" in your ILL Services Account, check the "Expires" column to determine when your items will become unavailable. Be sure to print or save a copy before this date. 

For Books & Other Loans:

If you are going to be out of town for a long period of time (e.g. semester abroad or summer vacation), please do not request books or other items through ILL until 10 days before you return to the College Park area.  ILL items have a relatively short borrowing period (usually between 3-6 weeks), and not all ILL items can be renewed.  Any ILL items that you have not picked up from McKeldin by their due date will be returned to the lending library at that time. 

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