679 views | Last updated on May 15, 2017 Interlibrary Loan
The time for Interlibrary Loan varies, and it depends if you are requesting a print item or an electronic article. If a library in the area has the source, we can usually get it quickly (sometimes in a few days). If a library in the Worcester area has the source, you can even go right to that library to check out a book or use a resource because you have borrowing privileges at other Worcester area libraries. Electronic materials sometimes arrive within a day or two, because they are scanned and sent electronically. When planning your research, we recommend you give yourself at least 1 week for Interlibrary Loan materials to arrive.
You can check the status of your requests any time by logging into your ILLiad account.
You can view a quick video introduction to Interlibrary Loan here: HC Libs Survival Guides #3: Making the Most of Interlibrary Loan