The Northcentral University Interlibrary Loan service allows University members to obtain scholarly research items not contained in the Library's subscription databases. For this purpose, Northcentral University participates in consortium partnerships for sharing of resources.
Northcentral University respects the privacy of requestors and their use of the Northcentral University Interlibrary Loan service, and it complies with FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) regarding the privacy of student records.
The Northcentral University Interlibrary Loan service is available to:
Currently enrolled students at Northcentral for University related research
Faculty for University related research
Note: Materials needed for course or syllabi development should be submitted to the Library through the Copyright Permissions Process, not through Interlibrary Loan.
Team members for work or University related research
Users must submit interlibrary loan requests through the Library website for processing. The Library does not accept lists of references sent through email for interlibrary loan processing. Additionally, book loans are not available through the interlibrary loan. The Northcentral University Library reserves the right to refuse any interlibrary loan request.
There is a limit of 10 active requests at a time.
Ineligible Interlibrary Loan Requests
The following types of information are considered ineligible interlibrary loan requests:
Video and audio recordings
Course required readings such as textbooks
Most libraries will not loan:
Recordings, maps, and audiovisual material, such as DVDs, CDs, etc.
Rare, valuable, or fragile items
Bound or unbound periodicals (photocopies will generally be supplied)
Recently published books or books on special reserve status;
Items readily available for purchase (APA Manual, for example)
Lending libraries determine circulation and usage of their materials.
Interlibrary Loan and Copyright Law
The Northcentral University Library adheres to the Copyright Office Guidelines, which include CONTU (National Commission on New Technological Uses of Copyright) Guidelines regarding the 1976 Copyright Law (Title 17, United States Code). These guidelines impose annual limits on photocopy requests. The photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "Fair Use" that user may be liable for copyright infringement.
Copyright Office Guidelines restrict requests to:
The Northcentral University Library refuses requests for materials that infringe on limits established by United States Copyright Law.
For more information see Circular 21, published by the U.S. Copyright Office: http://www.copyright.gov/circs/circ21.pdf.
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