The Interlibrary Loan service is available to UW Oshkosh faculty, students (including Distance Education students), and staff in order to provide access to material that Polk Library does not own. Limited ILL service is available to Alumni Association members and retired staff. All requests must be placed via ILLiad.
Most items are available at no charge to the individual requesting the Interlibrary Loan service, but occasionally charges may be passed on to the individual from out-of-state libraries that provide material. Individuals requesting Interlibrary Loan services are notified via their UW Oshkosh email accounts when their material has arrived. Articles are delivered electronically to their ILLiad accounts, while borrowed items can be picked up at the Circulation Desk by presenting their Titan Card.
Interlibrary Loan is not intended for reserve or group use. Service is provided in accordance with the Copyright Law of 1976, the Digital Millenium Copyright Act of 1998, and the International and National Interlibrary Loan Codes.
A word about copyright...
To comply with copyright law of the United States, we are required to display the following to you:
Warning concerning copyright restrictions
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 other reproduction. One of these specific 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 of, 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 judgement, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.
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You can contact us during our office hours, Monday through Friday, 8AM - 4:30PM. Our office hours vary during holiday and non-class periods.
SERVICES FOR OTHER LIBRARIES
The Interlibrary Loan department of Polk Library also provides material to other libraries in accordance with the above-mentioned law and codes. Loans of books, government documents, and some microforms are possible. Reference, reserve, audio-visual, and special collections do not circulate. Loans and photocopies are free to members of reciprocal consortia (FVLC, FRVALC, LVIS, NEWIL, NEW ERA, UW-SYSTEM, WILS) and libraries with special agreements. All other U.S. and Canadian libraries pay $10.00 per item. International loans and copies are $40.00.
Requests may be submitted via OCLC (symbol: GZO), ALA or IFLA forms, or fax. (The on-line forms above are NOT to be used by borrowing libraries). Wisconsin consortial non-OCLC libraries that are not already registered to use ILLiad should call 920-424-3348. The use of OCLC's IFM is preferred, but invoices will be sent at no extra charge.
There is no extra charge for faxing of photocopies or sending PDFs via email.
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