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Oscar Express: Policies

ILL Policies

Through interlibrary loan, the library can obtain books, articles, dissertations, and audiovisual materials. The library will not order textbooks for courses currently being taught at Edgewood College. We are unable to get full ebooks through interlibrary loan, although we may be able to get a specific chapter. 

The library allows a certain number of free ILL requests per year:

  • Undergraduate students: 40 free requests
  • Graduate students: 70 free requests
  • Faculty and staff: 75 free requests

Each item over the limit will be charged to the patron at the rate of half the cost to the Library, with a $3.00 minimum.

Dissertations

A maximum of three dissertations may be requested and checked out through ILL at one time.

Blocked Accounts

If you have several items checked out through interlibrary loan that are overdue you may be blocked from requesting any more until you return the overdue items

Doctoral Students and Dissertations

If you are a doctoral student and there is a dissertation you are interested in for your research and we can't get it through interlibrary loan we can try and purchase up to 3 dissertations for you throughout your dissertation process. 

Lost Items/Overdues

If an item is lost you will be charged a replacement cost. If an item is overdue you will be charged $1 a day in overdue fines.