Electronic Interlibrary Loans Now Available

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Electronic Interlibrary Loans Now Available

Published on May 29 2013

The Library is pleased to announce that effective immediately, we will be delivering interlibrary loan requests for articles and other documents electronically. This enhancement is expected to lessen wait times, and for the most part (depending on terms of use of licences and exemptions under the new copyright act), users will no longer need to come to the Library and pick up their copies.  

The next time you place a request in RACER for an article or chapter of a book that the LIbrary doesn't have, we will send you an email with a link to download the item in .pdf format. Some important things to know about electronic delivery:
  • You will place requests in exactly the same way as before – through RACER.
  • The Library will send you a separate e-mail message for each requested document as they become available.
  • You will need a PDF reader (e.g. Adobe, PDF Studio) to view documents via the download links.
  • Each email message will include a link to the requested document that will expire after 5 views or 21 days – whichever comes first.
  • Lending institutions may not grant permission to deliver documents electronically. These documents (when requested by faculty and staff) will be printed and sent to home departments through Brock intercampus mail. In this instance, students will be instructed to come to the Library’s Circulation Services Desk to pick up the documents.
Please contact Interlibrary Loan at 905-688-5550, ext.3235 or send an e-mail to racer@brocku.ca for further information. 

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