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Inter-Library Loan: ILL (Journal Articles)

Purpose

This section of the guide explains how to request journal articles that we do not have in our library collection. The main resource that you will use for this is GoSearch or ATLA. Sometimes you will also request books by ILL through GoSearch or ATLA. If we own the item in any form please visit the library to access the material. If you are a distance student, please visit the Distance Student Guide for more information on how to request items that the library owns.

Common Mistakes With Submitting (Check Your Submissions Before Sending)

  1. Asking for items that we own.
  2. Asking for items that are already in Ebook/PDF format. 
  3. Not Including contact information.
    • Email Address (This should be placed in the "E-Mail From" line—See Below)
    • ​Name
    • Student Number
    • Address
    • Phone Number

Requesting a Single ILL Item

The information below only relates to acquiring materials from other libraries.  

If you need print materials from the SEBTS Library and you are a residential student, please visit the library to access the material.

If you are a distance student and need print materials we own, please visit the Items by Mail tab in our distance student guide.

When you find an item you would like to access through ILL, click the title of the item and then follow the instructions below:

1.  Once you have your item selected you will need to click the E-mail button on the far right column.  Once you do that a menu will appear.

2.  Once this menu appears you will need to fill out the following information:

  • E-mail from:  Put your email (delete the ephost@epnet.com email; this is a generic, system generated email)
  • E-mail to:  Put LibILL@sebts.edu
  • Subject:  ILL Request
  • Comments:  Your Name, Student ID, mailing address, and anything else that might be helpful to process your request.

3. When the article/book arrives we will email it to you (in the case of a journal article) or email you to let you know that you can pick up the book at the circulation desk. If you are a distance student, we will email the article(s) to you or, if it is a book, we will mail it to you.

*Note: Without putting your email in the field our system will provide a generic email that we cannot reply to. If this generic email is present and you do not include your name, student ID, or mailing address, we have no way of knowing who the request came from*


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Requesting Multiple ILL Items

In order to request multiple items for ILL in GoSearch or ATLA:

1. Click the folder icon to add the item to the folder. The blue folder will become a yellow folder (as demonstrated in the picture).

2. This will list all items on the page that are currently being added to the folder.

  • If you wish to see the items within the folder, click "Go to: Folder View.

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  • 3.  Once you are viewing the folder you will see all items within the folder in a list (as demonstrated in the picture below).
  • 4.  Click "E-mail" on the right side of the page to email every item within the folder.  Follow the steps in the previous section for filling out the pop-up box that appears.
  • 5. When the articles/books arrive we will email them to you (in the case of journal articles) or email you to let you know that you can pick up the books at the circulation desk. If you are a distance student, we will email the article(s) to you or mail the books to you.


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