Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

Items that are not owned by the HCC library may be requested through interlibrary loan (ILL). Patrons may request physical library materials and online articles, and there are two ways to request these types of materials: through the library catalog or by filling out a blank request form.

For further instructions, select an action from the list below:

Request Physical Materials
Request Online Articles
Check ILL Status

Questions? Call the circulation desk: (218) 262-6746

ILL Borrowing Restrictions

Libraries participate in Interlibrary Loan voluntarily. Access to another library’s materials is a privilege, not a right. Each library determines which materials it will and will not lend. Some materials are not available through ILL and cannot be requested. These restricted materials include:

  • Textbooks
  • Reference books
  • Materials available at the HCC Library, unless declared lost or in repair
  • Full-text articles available through the library’s online resources subscription databases (EBSCOHost, InfoTrac, etc.)
  • Items available at local public libraries

Borrower’s Responsibilities

The person whose barcode number appears on the ILL request is responsible for lost, damaged, or overdue materials. Lending libraries, not HCC, determine the amount of time you can borrow materials and the determine replacement costs and late fees. You are responsible for the prompt return of ILL materials. Overdue items will result in a block to submit future requests.

Copyright Restrictions

Most books are available through ILL. Photocopies of periodical articles are available subject to copyright restrictions. Copyright restricts Hibbing Community College library to request no more than one article from the same issue of any periodical published in the last five years during one calendar year. Hibbing Community College library can request no more than five articles from the same journal or magazine published in the last five years.