As part of Preus Library, the Interlibrary Loan Department works to facilitate and support the teaching, learning, and scholarship of Luther College students, faculty and staff. The Interlibrary Loan staff strive to provide accurate, timely, and consistent service in a courteous and informed manner in order to provide the best service to our users.
Please speak with a reference librarian if your research will require extensive use of interlibrary loan materials.
Note to Faculty:
Plan ahead when making your Interlibrary Loan request(s). Your research process should include 1½ - 2 weeks for the Interlibrary Loan staff to search, process, and receive your request(s).
Interlibrary Loan requests are processed on a first-come, first-served basis. We reserve the right to prioritize interlibrary loan requests in order to fill research needs first.
We can provide articles electronically via email for faculty on sabbatical and students participating in study-away programs, internships, or student teaching. We will not mail books or other materials to you from the Preus Library collection or process interlibrary loan requests for books or other materials that must be returned to other libraries.
For more detail, see ILL Policies.