Interlibrary Loan

The Interlibrary Loan service (formerly known as Document Delivery) provides books, articles, and other materials not available from our library, and online delivery of articles from our own collection. The service is available to Augusta University faculty, staff, students, Augusta University Medical Center employees. The conditions of this service are set by the Interlibrary Loan Code of the American Library Association, by the regulations of individual lending libraries and by Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S. Code).

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    Procedures for Using Interlibrary Loan Service:

    1. A one-time Interlibrary Loan Registration will retain and populate pertinent fields on each submitted
    2. Submit requests electronically while logged into your account.
    3. Submit requests electronically while performing Ovid searches or PubMed searches.
    4. Most articles/documents will be delivered to the web server to be retrieved by logging into your account.
        An automated e-mail will announce the item's availability for retrieval.
    5. Requested original materials should be picked up at the Library Information Center upon receipt of
        notification of its arrival.

    Incomplete reference information could slow down or prevent the processing of the request and remember that processing time at lending libraries and their method of delivery may affect turn around time.
    Return borrowed items to the Library Information Center immediately upon completion of their use where they must be returned no later than the posted due date.



    Books borrowed from any University System of Georgia library are obtained at no charge for users with current Augusta University ID.

    Journal articles are $7.00 for current Augusta University faculty, staff, students, and Augusta University Medical Center employees. Payment for Interlibrary Loan requests may be made by IDR or online through Touchnet or POUNCE. Invoices will be sent monthly, see other fee schedule.



    Intercampus loan allows Augusta University students, faculty, and staff to request items from another Augusta University campus library (Reese) and have them delivered to their own Augusta University campus library (Greenblatt) for pickup.

    1. Search for the needed item in Library Catalog.
    2. Click the title to display the item record.
    3. Under 'Request Options', click  'Request'.
    4. Log in (if not already logged in).
    5. Select pickup location.
    6. Click 'Request'

    intercampus delivery

    Delivery is generally 24-48 hours. You are notified by email when the item you have requested arrives. 


The Interlibrary Loan Office is open Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. During weekday evenings and on weekends assistance is available at the Library Information Center. For further information contact the Interlibrary Loan Office at or call at 706-721-9808.

Guidelines on the Use of Interlibrary Loan Service

1.  Copyright guidelines allow the Greenblatt Library to borrow up to 6 articles from the same journal volume.

2.  The Library is bound by any restrictions on borrowing and/or use imposed by the lending library.

3.  The time allowed by the lending library is indicated on a slip attached to the front of the book. The loan period varies; it is commonly two weeks from the date of receipt. An extension of time should be requested only in extenuating circumstances, and should be directed to the Interlibrary Loan Office.

4.  Dissertations may not be available for loan. Please contact the interlibrary loan office for further assistance.