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Interlibrary Loan Lending Policy

Mailing Address : Interlibrary Loan Department
Booth Library
Eastern Illinois University
600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920-3099 
ILL Librarian:
Bradley Tolppanen
ILL Phone:
ILL Fax:
E-mail address:
OCLC code:
Ariel IP Address:

Materials we loan or photocopy

  • Books 
  • Masterís theses 
  • National and Illinois State government documents 
  • Technical reports 
  • Media Items (on a case-by-case basis)
  • Maps 
  • Photocopies of journal articles and pages from books (print or microform)

Materials we do not loan

  • Audiotapes, cassettes 
  • Best Sellers 
  • Records 
  • Slides, filmstrips 
  • Microfilm, microfiche
  • Bound and unbound periodicals 
  • Bound and unbound newspapers 
  • Reference books 

Methods of Requests

We accept requests via OCLC, I-Share, E-mail, FAX, ALA forms and Ariel. 

Average Turnaround time

Our average turnaround time is 2 working days. We make every possible effort to process all requests promptly. 

Loan Period

The loan period is 30 days. 


One renewal allowed, for 30 days. Submit renewal requests three (3) days before due date. All books are subject to recall. 


There are no charges for Illinois libraries or out-of-state libraries with whom we have reciprocal agreements. Libraries not covered in the above list are charged a fee. Please consult the Interlibrary Loan Department ( for details. 


ILLINET, CODSULI and LVIS libraries. 

Packing and Insurance Requirements for mailing

We accept Jiffy bags. Insurance is required for all returns. We will send via FedEx if borrower has indicated their account number in request.