Interlibrary Loan Lending Policies
Lending MSU Billings Materials to Other Libraries
The staff of MSU-Billings Library are pleased to loan books and other circulating items to other libraries. Please send separate requests for multiple volumes/items. Charges may apply -- please see the Fee Schedule below. If you are a library who wants to request a MSU-Billings item, please call the ILL office to establish your account at 406-657-1666. Once your account is established, you can request items electronically through your online ILLiad account.
|Material Type||Lend?||Loan Period||Renew?||Return Insurance Required?|
|Masters Theses||Yes||3 weeks||Yes||No|
|Newspapers on Microfilm***||Yes (3 reels maximum)||1 week||No||Yes $300/reel|
|Government Documents||Yes||3 weeks||Yes||No|
|Terry C. Johnston Collection****||Yes, with exceptions||3 weeks||Yes||No, tracking # required|
* Reference and Special Collection items are noncirculating.
** Subject to approval by Serials Librarian.
*** Items heavily used at MSU Billings are not loaned.
**** Items from the Terry C. Johnston Collection MAY be loanable depending on item condition and value. Minimum replacement cost is $100.00 and return tracking # is required.
Articles and Chapters
MSU Billings will provide electronic, paper or fiche-to-fiche copies from journals, microforms, newspapers, books, and other sources to other libraries. Charges may apply -- please see Fee Schedule below.
We deliver electronically using Odyssey, or as a PDF attachment.
Copies/loans will be free to Montana libraries and those libraries who participate in LVIS, Freeshare, BCR/Amigos code signers, or any formal/informal reciprocal agreements.
For those libraries who do not fit into one of the free categories the charges will be as follows:
Loans & Copies
Loans & Copies
Requests to borrow our Library materials may be submitted using the following methods:
- OCLC: EM2 (PREFERRED)
- Docline: MTUEML
- Institutional Lending Request Form (Please contact us to create an account)
The standard loan replacement is $75 minimum and is dependent on the actual replacement cost. We reserve the right to charge more for items valued at over $75. The cost to replace lost or damaged microfilm is $300 per reel. Borrowing libraries must agree to return microfilm via insured USPS mail or UPS with $300 per reel worth of insurance. We allow libraries to borrow a maximum of 3 reels.