Log-in information and passwords are communicated to ME through the journal’s liaison librarian.
ILL requests should always be made through these article-specific accounts.
When requesting items, the individual student must provide their name and email address in the notes field of the request form. Without this information, the request cannot be processed.
Check Vanderbilt holdings before placing requests for ILL; if VU has an item requested via ILL, then your request will be canceled.
Required fields for online ILL requests are loan type; title (for periodicals, journal and article titles); page range; publication date/edition; deadline (if relevant). Requests can be sent via email if you experience difficulty.
Page sections sent as email attachments arrive MUCH faster than entire books that have to be shipped. Request specific page numbers if you only need to see a portion of a publication.
Most lenders will loan for < 1 month. Renewal requests must be sent at least one week in advance of due date or item must be returned.
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