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When is the due date for my ILL book?

Each lending library determines its due dates of ILL items. Because local processing and delivery time must be considered, due dates on USCA interlibrary loan bands will vary from dates stamped by original lenders. Prompt return of materials to the Circulation Desk is necessary in order to comply with the lending library’s due date. Loss of complying to these due dates may result in the USCA library losing lending privileges from certain libraries.

Can I renew my ILL book?

Check the ILL Express! band on the front of your borrowed item. If it does not say NO RENEWALS, a renewal may be requested using ILL Express!

The final decision on granting a renewal rests with the lending library. Keep in mind that the system will not allow you to renew an item for five days or less before the original due date.

How do I renew my ILL book?

To renew an item:

  • Logon to ILL Express! using your username and password.
  • On the Main Menu, scroll down to theViewarea.Click on the Checked Out Itemsbutton to display everything checked out to your username.
  • Select the item that you wish to renew by clicking on the transaction number button. You will then see detailed information about that request.
  • If renewals are allowed for an item, there will be a clickable link,Renew Request, at the top of the page. Click on this link. If renewals are not allowed, please return the book to the Interlibrary Loan Department as soon as possible to prevent receiving overdue letters and fines.

Will I be fined for an overdue ILL book?

  • Overdue charges are $.25 cents per day with no set maximum and with no grace period. Library holds will be placed for non-returned ILL items. Unpaid fines will be sent to the Finance Office for collection/placement on Accounts Receivable.
  • If materials are lost, costs will be assessed according to the regulations of the lending library. An additional $5.00 processing fee will be assessed by the USCA Library.
  • Failure to comply with USCA Interlibrary Loan regulations may result in the loss of ILL borrowing privileges.

ILL staff reserve the right to relinquish ILL borrowing privileges for USCA students, faculty, and staff if borrowed materials are not returned to the Gregg-Graniteville Library by the due date.

Canceled Request?

If your request has been canceled, it may be for one of many reasons. 

Cannot verify citation

Another reason your request may have been canceled is that your citation was not correct. When placing an ILL request, please provide the ILL staff with all the information you can find. Also, please double check your citation to make sure it is, indeed, correct. If the ILL staff cannot find your request because you did not fill out the information correctly, it will be canceled and you will be asked to provide additional information.

Too new for loan

Also, please keep in mind that recent publications (journal articles, books, etc.) are sometimes not available immediately for loans. This is because the journal volume is either on order and not available at this time. If you receive this cancel notice, please make the request again after 3-6 months. Hopefully, by that time a lending library has the journal available to lend.

Cannot Locate

This item is very difficult to locate and the likelihood of the Interlibrary Loan being able to fill your request is slim. We live in the information age. If you receive this message, it is suggested that you look for something else. If you need help locating a different article or book, please stop by the Reference Department.


One of the most popular reasons is that the item you are looking to request is already available at the Gregg-Graniteville Library. Before you consider making an Interlibrary Loan request, PLEASE double check the online catalog to make sure it is not available. If it's an article you need, search for the name of the journal, NOT the title of the article.If you need a book we don't have, check Pascal Delivers next. If neither of these work, then put in an ILL request.


We do not accept orders for textbooks and other classroom materials that are available at the bookstore. If do not want to purchase your textbooks, we suggest looking into renting your textbooks from Chegg, Amazon, or other related websites. 

Other Material

Materials that are difficult to obtain through interlibrary loan and are usually unavailable include:

  • Whole issues of journals and periodicals
  • Rare materials, including manuscripts
  • Electronic format books (e-books)
  • Reference materials
  • Reserve materials
  • Genealogical and heraldic materials
  • Many dissertations, especially those printed before 1952.
  • Books published within the last year, including current fiction
  • Films, videos, CDs, records, and audiocassettes
If you have any problems accessing your account or have questions and concerns, please contact Kelsey Crump, the Interlibrary Loan Manager.

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