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Houghton Memorial Library (Huntingdon College) Web Site: Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

I Need an Interlibrary Loan - Whom Do I See?

If you need to make use of the Interlibrary Loan service, please contact Ms. Nordis Smith, Librarian for Reference, Interlibrary Loan and Instruction.  It would be best to see her in person, but you may also reach her via e-mail at nosmith@huntingdon.edu, or by calling campus extension 4650 or 4537.

If we must go outside the state of Alabama, there may be a charge the lending library will assess for the loan of an item or the copying of a journal article.  Ms. Smith can discuss this with you.

What is "Interlibrary Loan?"

Interlibrary loan is a service libraries provide whereby resources can be borrowed from other libraries for the benefit of users. 

As a student, or faculty or staff member at Huntingdon, this means that if we don't have access to an item you need (such as a journal article or a book, either in print or electronically, or some other type of resource) we can search to find another library that does have the item and see if it is willing to loan the item to us for your use. We also loan out items from our collections to other libraries.  

The Interlibrary Loan service is not restricted by geography.  If there is an item you need, while we will first see if there is a library in Alabama that can provide it, we can go outside Alabama - and even outside the United States (in the past we have borrowed from as far away as Australia) to get the resource you need.  Likewise, we have had requests to loan items from our library from as far away as South Africa.  So, it really is a global service!

Consortium Reminder

Keep in mind that as a student at Huntingdon, or as a member of the faculty or staff, you have check-out privileges at several college/university libraries in Montgomery.  With a valid consortium sticker on your Huntingdon ID (you get the sticker from our circulation desk), you may go to the libraries of:

Alabama State University

Auburn University Montgomery

Troy University Montgomery

Faulkner University  

You may check out up to five (5) items from anyone of these libraries.  This privilege is brought to you through a cooperative agreement among the five (5) libraries of the Montgomery Higher Education Consoritum.