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Interlibrary Loan Help Guide: Lending To Other Libraries

Your guide to using FAU's Interlibrary Loan services

The FAU Library actively participates in sharing its collection with other libraries worldwide via the FAU Interlibrary Loan Office.

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Interlibrary Loan
Boca Campus
Bldg LY-3, Rm 214
2nd Floor - West

Office Hours:
Mon.-Fri. 8am-4:45pm

Service Policies For Other Libraries

Request Formats Accepted

OCLC (Symbol FGM)

ALA ILL Request Forms

IFLA ILL Request Forms

Submission Methods Accepted

OCLC: Symbol = FGM


Sorry, NO phone, mail, or fax requests will be accepted.

RUSH or Special Handling

Please call ahead for RUSH or Special Handling at (561) 294-0563

Same day RUSH services available only before 11:00am Eastern Time

$25 surcharge

Loan Period / Renewals

60 days for most material

2 week loans for most media items (non renewable)

30 day Renewal allowed for most non-media materials

Turnaround Time

48 hours on average

Routine Shipping (incurs no additional charges to borrowing library)

Copies: Article Exchange, Odyssey, Fax, DLLI or US Mail (library rate)

Loans: DLLI, US Mail (library rate)

Non-Circulating Materials
We loan CD's & DVD's!

Periodicals, microforms, reference collection, and special collection materials are loaned on a case-by-case basis

FAU No Longer Issues Paper Checks, ACH or Credit Card payments ONLY!


Florida Public Libraries Free Free
Reciprocal, LVIS, SEFLIN, Solinet, LYRA, Fedlink, Rapid Libraries Free Free
Other U.S. Libraries $15 IFM $15 IFM
Pay via Invoice ($15 loan + $25 Invoice Fee) $40 $40
International Libraries* $25 IFM $15 IFM
Special Handling or Rush ** $25 IFM $25 IFM
Lost Books or Returnable Materials*** $66.81 + $6 Processing Fee  
Damaged Materials Varies  


A W-9 form is needed to pay FAU

* Internationally loaned materials may incur other costs and are approved on a case by case basis.

  • The FAU Library will accept payment via IFLA Invoice vouchers.
  • Please note that the loaned material may be held until the IFLA voucher is received by the FAU ILL Office, per the discretion of the ILL Supervisor.

** Special Handling includes, but is not limited to:

  • Rush Services for same day turnaround (does not include rush shipping or loan costs)
  • FedEx Shipping (borrower's account number required for FedEx charges)
  • Patron pickup or other non-routine method of delivery

*** Materials not returned or accounts reconciled within four weeks (30 days) of the original due date may be subject to a non-refundable replacement or processing fees.

  • Identical replacement materials may be accepted in lieu of damaged or lost materials with preapproval from the Interlibrary Loan Supervisor
  • Processing fees may still be required if materials are accepted for replacement.
  • Institutions may be blocked from further loans until materials are returned or invoices are paid, per the discretion of the ILL Supervisor.
Paying by Credit Card or E-checking


To make payments for Interlibrary Loan services, pay via the FAU Marketplace.

Be sure you have your credit card information and the FAU Transaction number available before you start.

  • Click on Interlibrary Loan Fee to pay borrowing fee or Institutional Payments for lost books.
    • For Interlibrary Loan Fee payments, select the correct type of fee (borrow, rush...) and enter the amount of your payment, then click Add To Cart.
    • For Institutional Payments, enter the replacement fee, then click Add To Cart.
  • Enter your request information and click Continue.
  • Review your cart, then click Checkout.
  • If you are are Registered User, log on now. If you are not a Registered User, you can do so now or click on Continue Unregistered.
  • Enter your payment information and click Continue.
  • Your review window will appear.
    • There is no return policy agreement.
    • There is no tax applied to payments.
    • You have 24 hours to contact our office to cancel payment. After 24 hours charges will be applied to your account.
  • Click on Submit Order.
  • A receipt will be generated for your records, and an email will be sent to the email address you listed in your payment screen.


Contact Information:


Email Address:

Tel: 561-297-0563

Fax: 561-297-2232

Office Hours:


Monday - Friday 8am-4:45pm (Eastern Standard Time)

Mailing Address:


Interlibrary Loan - Lending

Florida Atlantic University Library

777 Glades Road - LY3, Rm 214

Boca Raton, FL 33431


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