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Services and Facilities

Inter-Library Loans

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What is the inter-library loan service?

The aim of the interlibrary loan service (ILL) is to obtain for users items which are currently unavailable at Norma Smurfit Library with minimum possible delay. The service is available to staff and students of NCI.


Charges

NCI students may be charged €10 for every ILL requested.
All items ordered must be paid for upon receipt regardless of the time-span.


Inter-Library Loan Returns

The return date for interlibrary loans will be stamped on the outside of each item. Please ensure that the item is returned by the appropriate date. Overdues are subject to fines of €5 per item. ILL returns may be left at the circulation desk.


Procedure

If you wish to apply for an inter-library loan download the ILLform.
A separate form is required for each request so please ensure you give full details for each one.
Another form will be required if the item contains more than one volume.



Notification of Arrival

The time difference between the submittal and receipt of the requests varies depending on the availability of each item. Items supplied by lending libraries arrive on average within 8-10 days.
The time difference between the submittal and receipt of the requests varies depending on the availability of each item. Items supplied by lending libraries arrive on average within 8-10 days.
The Norma Smurfit Library cannot take any responsibility for delays in receipt of items which are beyond our control.


Sources

Before requesting an inter-library loan, please check the catalogue, the A-Z of online journals and Summon to ensure the material is not in the Norma Smurfit Library collections.
The Norma Smurfit Library's main ILL supplier is the British Library. Other Interlibrary loan suppliers include: Irish Universities, Institutes of Technology and Public Libraries.


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