The Library Learning Commons is excited to announce that starting this semester, we will offer Interlibrary Loan services at no charge for students. Previously, students were asked to pay a small fee ($2.00) to help offset the cost of postage (it normally costs between $3-$6 to send a book through the mail). In the past two years, the library has streamlined and improved our mailing processes. Because of these efforts (and general technological improvements), the LLC postage costs have been greatly reduced. As a result, we think there is room in the budget to subsidize ILL shipping. So, for AY 2016-2017, we will offer free ILL services for students. This includes materials from Wayne State, Peru State, and other regional and national libraries. At the end of this year, we will assess the feasibility of continuing to provide free ILL services for students.
The LLC is committed to providing resources for all CSC students. The goal of this initiative is to remove economic barriers for students who want to expand their research beyond the LLC’s collections.
If you have any questions about ILL services, please contact Christine Fullerton at firstname.lastname@example.org or 308-432-7058.