Interlibrary Loan is a service which allows our patrons to obtain books or journal articles that Hackney Library does not own. We work with libraries all across the country to share materials that our patrons need. Requests for books and articles are usually free, and the lending library will send the entire book to be checked out to our patron.

Because these items come from other libraries and are often sent through the mail, there is normally a delay of seven to ten days before interlibrary loans are received. It is best to request interlibrary loans well in advance of the time a paper or project is due.

To request a book or journal article on interlibrary loan, patrons may fill out the electronic forms below.

Book Interlibrary Loan Online Request Form
Journal Interlibrary Loan Online Request Form
Interlibrary loans are limited to Barton College faculty, staff, students, and Friends of the Library. Fines for overdue books obtained through interlibrary loan are $1.00 per day with no limit on how much can be accrued. For more information on rules applying to interlibrary loans, see the Barton College Library Interlibrary Loan Policy.

Please note that because of copyright restrictions, Hackney Library cannot borrow textbooks for classes via interlibrary loan. For current Barton students, the Barton College Bookstore offers the option to rent as well as to purchase textbooks for use in current classes. Please do not attempt to borrow these resources on interlibrary loan.

Last updated October 15, 2012