Interlibrary Loan

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What is Interlibrary Loan?
Interlibrary Loan (ILL) acquires, for research or study purposes, materials from other libraries which are not available in the UTM Library. These items may be sent on loan, as photocopies, or in microformat.


Who may use these services?
Interlibrary Loan services are available to staff, students and faculty of the University of Tennessee at Martin through the ILL office in the Paul Meek Library. Others may use the interlibrary loan services of their local public library, or if they are non-UTM college students, they should use the Interlibrary loan services of their own campus library.


How do I request material?
Request Forms are only available on-line at


How long does it take?
Interlibrary Loan requests can take from 1-4 weeks to arrive but usually are supplied within 10 days. You will be notified by telephone, e-mail, or standard paper mail when your material arrives. The notice will tell you where and when you may pick up your material and you will notified of charges, if any.


How much does this cost?
The Paul Meek Library holds reciprocal agreements with many libraries and makes every attempt to procure items at minimal or no cost to the user. When we cannot obtain items from a reciprocal library, some costs will be passed on to patrons. PML will not pass on charges over those authorized on request form(s).


How long may I keep this material?
Loan periods average 2-3 weeks, and in some cases renewals of 1-2 weeks are possible.


Are there any restrictions?
Ordinarily, we cannot process requests to borrow: materials already owned by the Paul Meek Library; whole periodical volumes; rare or valuable materials; basic reference materials; bulky or fragile materials.


The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) 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 reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes 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 judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.


Direct inquiries to, Dana Breland, or Jim Nance for further information. The ILL office is located in Room 142 of the Paul Meek Library. Hours are Monday - Friday from 8:00- 5:00 pm. Help is available at the reference desk at other times.


ILL phone 731-881-7068

ILL fax 731-881-7074

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