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Facts about InterLibrary Loan (ILL)

How long will it take to get my item(s)?

Books often take 5 to 7 working days to arrive from other libraries. Articles usually arrive in 1-3 days but may take longer.

Will there be a charge?

A Park University Library employee will call or email you before completing the request if there will be a charge for requesting the item. This is rare.

Fees will be assessed for overdue, lost, or damaged items. Unreturned items and unpaid fees will result in holds on University transcripts.

How will I know when my item(s) has arrived?

When the item arrives, a Park University Library employee will notify you at your Park email address.

How long will I be able to keep the item(s)?

The loan time is usually four weeks, but it varies depending on the library lending the item.

Will I be able to renew the requested item(s)?

Some libraries will let you renew the book, but others will not. Contact the Park University Library at (816) 584-6285 or send an email to to ask whether your ILL items may be renewed.

Where do I pick up my requested item(s)?

Kansas City area students and employees pick up books at the Norrington Center book lockers. For others, we will mail your books to your address on file (postage paid both ways). Articles are sent to your Park email address as found in the library's records. If your address has changed, please contact us to update your information.

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Copyright Notice

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material.

Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specific conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship or research."

If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of fair use, that user may be liable for copyright infringement. This institution reserves the right to refuse a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.

Park University Library
8700 NW River Park Drive, Box 61 - Parkville, MO - 64152
Phone: (816) 584-6285
Toll-free: (800) 270-4347