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Interlibrary Loan

Request free copies of anything not available at UNE Libraries.

UNE Interlibrary Loan

Articles, chapters, books, films and more from libraries worldwide.

MaineCat

Books, films & more from other Maine Libraries

Digital items will be sent as PDFs. Books and other physical items will be sent to your UNE campus library for you to pick up.

UNE Interlibrary Loan Policies

Cost

UNE Interlibrary Loan is a free service – however you could receive fines for overdue, unreturned, or damaged materials.

Articles

Request articles, theses or dissertations, reports and conference proceedings which are not available online OR which we have in print at the other UNE campus library.

These will be delivered as PDF files to your UNE Interlibrary Loan account, usually within 1-2 business days, but please allow up to 5. You will receive an email when they become available. Files remain active in your account for 30 days but may be downloaded or printed.

You can request up to 5 articles from one journal title that has been published within the last 5 years; contact our Interlibrary Loan Coordinator, Molly Nelson, with any questions.

Book Chapters

Single book chapters of less than 50 pages will be delivered as PDFs to your account usually within 1-2 business days, but please allow up to 5. You will receive an email when your chapter become available. Files remain active in your account for 30 days but may be downloaded or printed. If you need more than 50 pages or 1 chapter, you will need to request the book.

Books, DVDs & CDs

Books, DVDs or CDs will be mailed to the UNE campus you specify, usually within 5-10 business days. You will receive an email when your requests are ready to be picked up at the library front desk.

Loan Times

Books and other physical items can be borrowed for six weeks. You can request a renewal, but it is up to the lending library to decide if they will extend your loan.

Can’t Request

We can’t provide required textbooks through Interlibrary Loan, and are not currently able to provide streaming video, video files, or entire e-books. Otherwise, it is up to the lending library to decide what they will lend. In general, rare, antique, fragile, or oversize books as well as multi-volume sets may not be available.

 

MaineCat Policies

Cost

MaineCat is free; however, you could receive fines for overdue, un-returned, or damaged materials.

Delivery

MaineCat requests will be delivered to the campus library you select, usually within 4-7 business days. You will receive an email when your items are ready to be picked up at the library front desk. You may return MaineCat items to either UNE library.

Loan Times

You can borrow MaineCat items for 4 weeks, and can renew for two additional weeks if needed. To renew:

Can’t Request

Items available at the UNE Libraries.

Questions & Help

Contact Molly Nelson, Interlibrary Loan Coordinator or email libraryill@une.edu.