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Interlibrary Loan

Borrowing Policies

Borrowing policies are for TU Pfeiffer Library patrons that wish to obtain materials. 

Who can request?
Tiffin University faculty, staff, and students with a barcode in good standing may use interlibrary loan.

Are there options available for online/remote students and faculty?

Yes. Students and instructors who are taking or teaching courses online may have materials sent to their home if the following conditions apply:

  • You must be taking (or teaching) an online class in the term in which you have requested the material.
  • You must live greater than 60 miles from campus.
  • You must live within the United States.
  • You must use your Tiffin University email address, and check it often when you place the request.

 

Further confirmation of waiting period, shipping address, return costs, and continued interest in the material is required before the library will place your request.

What can you request?
Books, chapters of books, microform, and journal articles. 

How many things can you request?
You may have up to 10 open interlibrary loan requests.

How are items returned?

If you’ve picked the item up from campus, you are required to return it to campus. If you’ve requested the item to be shipped to your home, you must return ship the item at your cost.

Lending Policies

Lending policies are for institutions wishing to borrow from TU Pfeiffer Library.

To whom do we lend?
We lend to institutions in the U.S. that are U.S. copyright and CONTU compliant.

What do we lend?
Books, electronic copies of book chapters, and electronic copies of journal articles.

Do we charge?
We lend for free. However, if a physical item can not be returned, there is an $85 replacement charge.
 

For More Information

Pfeiffer Library's full interlibrary loan policies can be located below with other helpful links.

For questions regarding interlibrary loan, you may email us at library@tiffin.edu.