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Distance Students: Inter-Library Loan for DL

A guide to help distance students with their research needs.

How to Request ILL Books and Journal Articles

Inter Library Loan is a service that allows current SEBTS students to access materials from other libraries that do not exist in the SEBTS Library collection.

For more information on general policies for Inter Library Loan click here

Please see our Inter Library Loan Guide here for step-by-step instructions on submitting ILL requests.


Distance Student ILL Policies

  • We can mail books to students, but students are responsible for the costs of mailing the materials back to us.
  • If you do not qualify as a distance student (meaning you live less than 60 miles from SEBTS according to Google maps or are not listed as such in your library account profile), we cannot mail books to you. You must pick up ILL items at the circulation desk on campus.
  • ILL requests for physical materials cannot be generated or mailed to distance students outside of the United States.
  • Returning Mail Policies:

    • The postmark date is considered the return date for all ILL books.

    • Media Mail with USPS is probably the most affordable return mail option.

    • We strongly recommend that you insure your packages. If you return books and they are lost in the mail you will be responsible for the replacement costs. You may mail the books back with whatever Postal service you prefer (USPS, UPS, FedEx, etc.). Priority Mail with USPS is automatically insured up to $100. Media Mail with USPS (potentially the most affordable option) is not insured, you will have to add insurance. Visit the USPS website for more information on this.

    • We recommend that if you are returning a large number of books that you return them in multiple boxes of around 10 books in order to reduce the likelihood of them getting lost or damaged in the mail.

    • Please acquire a tracking number for your package so that you can follow it until it arrives at the SEBTS Library.

    • Return address:

      ILL Borrowing - Library at SEBTS

      114 N. Wingate St. Wake Forest, NC 27587

    • For further assistance, please contact the ILL Assistant at