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Classical and Mediterranean Studies Resources: Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) & Scan and Deliver at Vanderbilt

What is Interlibrary loan (ILL?)

  • A free service for requesting materials that are not available at Vanderbilt.
  • Facilitates access to books, journal articles, and other items that a library would typically loan like theses and DVDs.

How long does it take?

  • Journal articles: Requests are usually filled in 48 hours, but budget 3 business days to be safe.
  • Books: Requests can take anywhere from 1-2 weeks. Rare or hard to find items may take longer.

Who can make an ILL request?

  • Vanderbilt faculty, staff, and currently enrolled students.

How do I submit a request?

  • Login to your ILL account with your VUnet ID and password and select the appropriate request form from the New Requests menu.
  • Or, initiate your request from the library catalog using the link available in the "How to get it" section of the item record.
  • Please provide as much detailed information as possible about the item you are requesting.
    • If available, please provide the following:
      • An ISBN number for book requests
      • A DOI number for journal article requests.

Who do I contact if I have a problem or question about my request?

What is scan and deliver?

  • A free service for requesting book chapter and article scans from print books and journals available at Vanderbilt.
  • You can also request scans for content available on microfilm.
  • Sometimes also called document delivery.

How long does it take?

  • All requests are usually fulfilled within 3 business days.

How do I submit a request?

  • Start your request by searching for your item in the Library Catalog.
    • Don't forget to sign into your Library Account, just look for yellow bar for the sign in link.Yellow bar with sign in link for library account
  • After logging in, you should see a Request chapter/article scan link in the Location Items section of the recordLocation items section of library catalog record with Request chapter/article scan link
  • The Request chapter/article scan link will prompt you to login to your resource sharing account using your VUnet ID.
  • The request form will auto-populate with basic information about the source material. Please supplement additional details
    • Article/ chapter title.
    • Page numbers.
    • Year and volume and issue numbers for journal articles.
    • Please include as much detail as possible to help us locate the correct sections needing to be scanned.

Is there a page limit for scans?

  • Individual requests should be 100 pages or less.
  • Please note that we are unable to scan entire books due to our page limit as well as copyright restrictions.

Who do I contact if I have a problem or question about my request?

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What is the Center for Research Libraries (CRL)?

What does CRL offer?

  • CRL provides member institutions with access to diverse and highly developed collections:
    • Largest collection of circulating newspapers in North America.
      • Approximately 6,500 international newspapers, many dating to the 1700s.
      • Approximately 4,500 U.S. newspapers, many dating to the colonial era.
      • Approximately 2,000 U.S. ethnic titles
    • Approx. 5,000 Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camp newspapers and newsletters.
    • More than 38,000 foreign journals rarely held in U.S. libraries.
    • More than 800,000 dissertations.
      • Mostly from European institutions.
    • Area Studies
      • Major microform and paper collections from Africa, Latin America, Middle East, Europe, Asia, Southeast Asia, and many other areas.
    • In-depth holdings that support research in history of science, economics, law and government, immigration and population studies, international diplomacy, cultural studies, and more.

Where can I find more information about these collections?

How can I request access to these materials?

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