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Interlibrary Loan Request Form

 Salem College Library System


Use the interlibrary loan form at the bottom of this page to order items needed for research that are not available from Salem or Salem's NC-PALS partners (Bennett, Greensboro, Guilford).  Please refer to the "FAQ" answers for more information.

Before submitting your request for print or audio-visual materials:

  1. Search the NC-PALS Online Catalog; if the item is owned by a partner library (Bennett, Greensboro, Guilford), request the item directly from the catalog.

Before submitting your request for a journal, magazine, or newspaper article: 

  1. Search the title of the publication in SFX to determine if the article is available from the library’s print or online collections (contact the reference librarians for assistance with this tool).
  2. Check the publication’s home page on the Internet – many articles are freely available from these sites.
  3. Check Google Scholar  - type in the title of the article within quotation marks. Look for a pdf or html link.

Allow up to 2 weeks for delivery – and at least 3 weeks for audio-visual materials. We will notify you by email when the item arrives, or if we are unable to find a lender. If you have questions, please call Elizabeth Novicki, 917-5420, or send an email to the ILL Dept.,{at}  

Once your request is delivered to the library and you are contacted (via Salem email accounts), you will have 10 days to pick up the item. If the item is NOT picked up within 10 days, there is a $5.00 per item processing fee for Interlibrary Loan materials, including copies of journal articles and book chapters. This fee will be waived if the item is picked up within 10 days of notification. 

 Please complete the form below as accurately and completely as possible. 

 COPYRIGHT NOTICE: The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that 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. This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of the copyright law.  

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