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Longview - Interlibrary Loan

Information for students and faculty on how to request books and articles from other libraries, as well as information on copyright.

Requesting Articles or Book Chapters

Requesting articles 

Copyright guidelines apply to articles. Photocopies of journal/magazine articles are available subject to copyright restrictions. Copyright fees apply if more than five articles per journal title are received per calendar year for the whole community, not per person. 

Copyright fees also apply if two or more articles are ordered from one single journal. 

You will be notified if there is a fee involved before the article is ordered. 

How do I request articles?

 

Search MCC-Longview databases for articles. If an article you find is not full-text and provides the abstract only, you can order the article through interlibrary loan.

If you are looking for a specific magazine, journal or newspaper title, search Publication Finder to find out which database has it.

To request an article through Interlibrary Loan,  the following information is needed: 

Your name, phone number, and email address. Journal title, article title, author, volume, issue no., month/year, and page numbers. Click here for ILL Article Request Form. ** (Please note that there is a separate request form for articles and books.  The book request form follows the article request form).

Requesting book chapters

Copyright guidelines also apply to copies of book chapters. If you need more than one chapter from the same book, please order the actual book instead. 

To request a book chapter, the following information is needed:

Your name, phone number, and email address. Book title, chapter title, author/editor. Click here for ILL Book Request Form. ** (Please note that there is a separate request form for articles and books.  The book request form follows the article request form).

 

Average turn-around time for articles or book chapters

Article requests are usually filled within 24 hours to five days and sent via email to your student account, unless you provide a different email address. Some articles cannot be digitized and emailed, therefore, the physical copy must be picked up at the MCC-Longview Library circulation desk. 

Journal articles are yours to keep.

Copyright Law

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 specified conditions is that the photocopy or other 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.

MCC-Longview Library reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, the fulfillment of the order would involve violation of the copyright law. 

Copyright Guidelines

Please note

Most articles are free; however, copyright fees apply if more than five articles per journal title are received per calendar year for the whole community, not per person. 

Copyright fees also apply if two or more articles are ordered from one single journal. 

You will be notified if there is a fee involved before the article is ordered.