‘interlibrary loan’ Category

Where’s the renewal option for my ILLs?

Your eyes are not deceiving you!  If you’ve logged into your library account and tried to submit a renewal request for an interlibrary loan, you’ll find that the option no longer exists. In preparation for the change in library catalog occurring this summer, we are working hard to close out records and minimize traffic on […]

Congrats to our Star Students!

Congratulations to Krissy Kocina (AudioVisual), Natalie Sieve (Interlibrary Loan), and Mackenzie Sorensen (Acquisitions) for being chosen as Library Star Students for fall semester 2015! The library depends on student employees to provide customer service and critical support for library operations.  Star Students have demonstrated superior performance in their departments and are recognized for their willingness to go […]

Reminder: ILL down this weekend

Beginning Saturday, April 11 at 2am through Sunday, April 12, Interlibrary Loan service will be down. We’re  upgrading to a new version of our library software beginning in the wee hours of the morning on April 11.  You probably won’t even notice since you can still search the catalog and view records.  However, Interlibrary Loan requests […]

ILL requests affected by upcoming software upgrade

From Saturday, April 11 at 2am through Sunday, April 12, Interlibrary Loan service will be down. We’re  upgrading to a new version of our library software beginning in the wee hours of the morning on April 11.  You probably won’t even notice since you can still search the catalog and view records.  However, Interlibrary Loan […]

Find It Button Not Available Saturday

On Saturday, March 14, the following services will be unavailable while system upgrades are taking place: the yellow “Find It!” button and the “Do We Have This Journal?” link.  The software company is scheduled to begin the system maintenance at 8:00 am (CST) and anticipates resuming full service by 8:00 pm (CST).  If you typically […]

ILL over Christmas Recess

Interlibrary loan requests submitted over Christmas Recess (December 20, 2014-January 4, 2015) may not be handled immediately. Please plan accordingly for delays. If you have specific concerns about new requests or ILL materials you already have checked out, email Sonja Timmerman. Have a restful, happy break!

Interlibrary Loan Fun Fact

The ILL department has been surprised by numerous requests from other libraries for the book Zombie politics and culture in the age of casino capitalism by Henry A. Giroux.  After doing a quick Google search, we discovered that Bill Moyers did a show segment with the author at the end of November.  The book is currently out […]

ILL renewals

Looking to renew your ILL?  Recent updates to our library catalog have changed a few steps in the process. Your ILLs will be visible in the My Checked Out Items list when you log in to view your library account.  However, in order to see renewal options, you must click on the ILL Requests link on the right-hand […]

Interlibrary Loan fun facts

Here’s a fun ILL tidbit:  sometimes, an out-of-state library can supply an item faster than a library in Minnesota. It’s true.  ILL staff populate the automated system with compiled lists of “fastest lenders.”  In fact, any location information from the record you choose is stripped from the request when you submit it.  So just make […]

Fun facts: Interlibrary Loan

Gustavus relies on the generosity of other libraries to sustain faculty and student research through Interlibrary Loan. Likewise, we share our collection with those same libraries for their faculty and student research. We participate in a regional sharing network to meet most of those needs, but we also borrow and lend nationwide. What kinds of […]