ILL Express! is the Interlibrary Loan ordering system. This service is accessible through the library's homepage at: http://library.usca.edu/home and by clicking on “Interlibrary loans.” First-time users must register. Registering entails choosing a password and username which will enable ILL Users to re-access their account to place requests, check the status of their requests, renew materials, and communicate with the ILL office staff through the web browser. Please register only once. Borrowed ILL materials (books and other materials) from the USC System campuses are delivered via the Innovative Courier, Journal articles are delivered electronically to patrons’ web browser.
Allow a minimum of a week for receipt of materials. Delivery time may be faster for items located within the USC System, but this cannot be guaranteed. Likewise, materials mailed through the postal system may require a longer delivery period.
ILL Users are notified by e-mail through ILL Express! Therefore, please make sure when signing up for ILL that your email is up to date. Sometimes the notifications will be pushed to your junk email. Please be sure to check there if you are expecting an email from ILL.
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.
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.
To renew an item:
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.
If your request has been canceled, it may be for one of many reasons.
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.
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.
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.
Materials that are difficult to obtain through interlibrary loan and are usually unavailable include: