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Accessing Materials at Other Libraries

Beyond access to Park University's library resources, current Park students and employees may access materials from other libraries through community borrower or reciprocal borrowing agreements or through InterLibrary Loan (ILL).

LOGIN and REQUEST a book or article via InterLibrary Loan
(Park students and employees only)

OPTIONAL: Here are some search tips that may reveal whether Park or another nearby library can provide access more quickly than InterLibrary Loan.

1. Check the Park University Library online catalog to see if the library owns the item (i.e. book, e-book, journal title, etc.).

2. Use WorldCat to check other nearby libraries to see if they own the book, e-book, or journal.  Park students and employees may checkout books in-person from certain libraries as a community borrower or through reciprocal borrowing agreements (see PDF link below).

3. If neither Park nor any nearby libraries have the item your need, please complete an InterLibrary Loan request.

FAQs about InterLibrary Loan (ILL)

How long will it take to get my item(s)?
Books shipped through ILL may come from various sources, so it might take from 5 to 7 working days to receive these requests.

Will there be a charge involved?
A Park University library employee will call or email you if there is a charge involved. Usually, there is no charge for borrowing materials through ILL, but 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 other libraries 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 may pick up requested books at the Norrington Center's information desk. Distance education students will have their requested books mailed to their indicated address. Requested articles will typically be e-mailed regardless of a student or employee's location.

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