Interlibrary Loan
Books and articles from periodicals not owned by Walsh College Library can be borrowed for students, faculty, and staff through interlibrary loan. Before requesting an Interlibrary loan, you should seek the assistance of a reference librarian to make sure all Walsh library resources have been checked for the needed item.

There is no charge for this service.

Time Requirements
It can take from three days to three weeks to obtain requested materials. Depending on a number of factors, materials may sometimes arrive later than three weeks. The response time and length of the loan period is set by the lending library.

Maximum Number of Requests
The maximum number of requests is ten items at one time.

Submitting Requests
The library offers four options for directly submitting interlibrary loan requests using online resources.

DALNET Reciprocal Borrowing: DALNET Get It Local!
Patrons can now request items from other local area academic libraries, through their Walsh online catalog  and have them delivered to their library by using the DALNET Get It Local feature of the online catalog . When you have done a search on the shared catalog system and don’t see an item you want, you can click the DALNET Get It Local button which  takes you to the shared catalog. Select the item you want, and click the Request a copy link. Enter your library card number to complete the transaction. Books will be delivered to Walsh.

Using MeLCat to Borrow Books from Michigan Libraries:
MeLCat is a resource-sharing service that lets library patrons search for, locate, and request materials from a single, comprehensive online catalog that includes the holdings of other libraries around the state. MeLCat provides access to millions of items, including books, audio books, music, movies, and other library materials. Walsh College Library, however, does not borrow or lend dvds, cds, or audio visual materials through the MeLCat system. MeLCat is the fastest service to receive a book from another library.

The MeLCat link is at http://elibrary.mel.org/search.
Enter keywords, author, title, or series title in the Search box. Make sure you click the radio button for that selection.
Click the Find it button.
Select the item you want and look at the record to make sure it is the one you want.
Click on the Get this for me link.
You will be asked: "Which library card/account do you want to use?"
Select Walsh College from the drop-down menu if you want the book delivered here.
Materials are delivered to the library, usually within a few business days.
The deliver days for Walsh are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
The library will contact you when your request arrives.

Using WorldCat for Books in Libraries Outside Michigan:
Submit your book request directly from the WorldCat database in FirstSearch accessed through the library portal. After conducting your search for the book you want, and with the detailed record screen displayed, click on the ILL icon at the top of your screen. Fill in the form completely and submit. Follow the same procedure to request magazine and journal articles that do not include the full text option, but are listed in any of the FirstSearch databases. In addition, articles that you cannot find in FirstSearch may be found in other library databases. An easy way to search for full text articles in specific magazines and journals is to use the E-Journals database.

Using this Interlibrary Loan Page at http://www.walshcollege.edu/interlibraryloan:
Another option for requesting a book is to fill out one of the forms at the bottom of this page and send it by e-mail. Click either the Request a book link or the Request an article from a periodical link. Each form must contain only one request, and the information you provide should be as complete as possible. The more information you are able to provide, the greater the likelihood that the Interlibrary Loan staff can successfully process your request. You will be notified by phone when your book arrives.

Overdue Materials
After a four day grace period, the charge for overdue interlibrary loan materials is a minimum of $1.00 per item and then $.25 per day for books and annual reports. A registration hold will be placed on a patron`s record if he/she fails to return the overdue material.

Since interlibrary loan is a courtesy extended by libraries, patrons are asked to respect due dates set by the lending library. Prompt return of borrowed items insures that libraries will not hesitate when loaning their materials to Walsh College Library.

More Information
For more information on interlibrary loan call the library at (248) 823-1228.

By submitting this interlibrary loan request, I agree to abide by all following copyright restrictions. The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specific 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 purposes in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement. Check out the Copyright and Licensing Guideline link on the library portal page for more information on copyright. This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a photocopy order, if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve a violation of copyright law.