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InterLibrary Loan Request Form Hints

Generally, the more information you provide us, the easier it is for us to obtain your request. Below are some helpful pointers in each of the categories on this form.

Your Name: Please type your full name.
Library card number: Please enter your library card number.
Home Address: Enter your current mailing address.
State:     Zip Code:
Phone # Home: When Interlibrary Loan materials arrive, you will typically be contacted by phone.
Phone # Work: If you have an additional phone number where you can be contacted, please enter it here.
E-mail address: If you have one, please enter in an e-mail address in case we need to contact you.
Would you like a copy of your request sent to your e-mail account?yesno
Select the location where you want to pick up your request. Do not select more than one pick-up location (for example - do not select a branch of the Carnegie Library and then choose a district library under the County Libraries heading). If more than one location is selected, we will have the request sent to the first location entered.  If no location is entered, the request will be sent to the Main Library in Oakland. 
Select Department at Main Library for Pick-up:
If not CLP Main, select name of pick-up location:
List of Branch Library names:
Bookmobile Stops:
County Libraries:

Book Information

Author: Please enter in the author's name. For a movie, entering a director or actor is usually helpful as we can search the database by those fields.
Title: Enter the title as completely as possible.
Publisher & Place: Generally, having publisher information is helpful as it is something else we can use to search our database.
Year: If you know the year the item was released, please enter it as this is another field we can search.
Format: Please select the format of the item you're requesting. If this is not entered, we will assume you are requesting a book and will order that.
Edition:  Usually, there are various editions for an item. If you are interested only in a particular edition, please say 'yes' while saying 'no' means we will try to obtain whatever edition is available.
(This Edition Only:yesno)
Comments: Please enter any additional information you feel would be helpful to us in searching for your request.
OCLC Number
(if known)
For library staff who enter ILL requests and have access to OCLC, having this number guarantees that we can find the exact record your customer is requesting.
ISBN (if known) Again, having an ISBN number is useful as it is something we can search the online catalog with.

Journal Information

Journal Title: If you would like to request microfilm or a photocopy, please enter the title of the journal here (not the name of the actual article - that can be entered below).
Volume & Issue:     Pages:    Mo/Yr:
Author of Article: If you know the author of the article, please enter it here.
Title of Article: Enter the title of the article in this space.
Will you pay for loan or copies if needed:yesno
Maximum $: Since some libraries charge to loan material, we need to know whether or not you are willing to pay to get your request.
Needed by Date: Please indicate if you need your request by a specific date.
Please note that if you indicate that you are willing to pay a fee to receive material, we must charge you that amount whether you pick the item up or not. This is done because the lending library has charged us to borrow their material and we are responsible to pay that cost regardless if it is used or not. If you are no longer willing to pay for material, please notify either the library you requested the title from or e-mail the interlibrary loan department immediately so we can cancel the request.

Copyright Law

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17,U.S.C.) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any other purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purpose in excess of "fair use", that user may be liable for copyright infringement. This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgement, fullfillment of the order would involve violation of the copyright law.

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