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Interlibrary Loan FAQ

Interlibrary loan (ILL) enables Portland Community College (PCC) students, faculty, and staff to obtain journal articles, books, and other types of materials that are not available through PCC Library or Summit. The owning library determines whether a particular item can be provided. Regional agreements regulating ILL and federal copyright law also place limitations on the types of materials that may be borrowed, as well as the number of articles that can be requested from journals. Articles will be delivered as PDFs that can be downloaded from your library account. Textbooks are not available via ILL. Additional information about requesting library materials not owned by PCC Library can be found on Requesting Library Materials.

Note: A link to a blank ILL form for requesting books or articles can be found at the top of the library catalog screen.