Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan Policy

What is Interlibrary Loan?

Our Interlibrary Loan service enables Forest faculty, staff and students to obtain materials not available at the Forest Library by borrowing them from other institutions.
Conditions governing the borrowing and lending of materials from one library to another are set by the National Interlibrary Loan Code of the American Library Association and by specific regulations of the participating lending libraries.

Who is Eligible for the Service?

Active Forest faculty (permanent or adjunct), staff, or currently enrolled students are eligible. Inactive adjunct faculty are eligible with permission from the Library Services Manager or Circulation/ILL Assistant. Student alumni or guest borrowers are not eligible.

Does ILL Cost Me Money?

The Library does not charge at present for book loans or article copies. The Library absorbs any loan or photocopy charges within reason. Most dissertations we borrow incur a loan charge of $20 or more. For costly items, we may contact you to discuss cost options prior to fulfiling your ILL request.


If you have any questions, please call the ILL office at (417) 893-7847 or citation to

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