Answered By: Jenny Horton
Last Updated: Aug 14, 2018     Views: 36

It's possible that the other libraries will not lend materials for a variety of reasons, including:

  • it is located in a non-loanable collection, like archives or rare materials
  • recently published materials may have local waiting lists to fulfill before the other library fulfills interlibrary loan requests
  • their copy is missing or damaged
  • you (the requestor) indicated that you will not accept non-English language materials, and the library's only available document is written in a language other than English
  • you indicated that you would not pay for the item or that you would not pay above a certain price point, and the other library wants to charge a higher fee for providing it

Knight-Capron Library works with all libraries in the OCLC consortium and will request items until many avenues are exhausted.   If you received a notice that your interlibrary loan request was canceled, please identify the transaction # and contact us (library@lynchburg.edu) for additional questions.

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