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Interlibrary Loan

Request just about anything to which UNE Libraries does not provide access.

UNE Interlibrary Loan

Request articles, books, chapters, theses & dissertations, DVDs, CDs and more.

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

First-time users will need to set up an account using your UNE login and password.

ARTICLES, THESES & DISSERTATIONS

Request articles or theses and dissertations 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 account, usually within 1-2 business days, but please allow up to 5. You will receive an email when they become available; they remain active in your account for 30 days.

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, Brenda Austin, 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; chapters will remain active in your account for 30 days. 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 books are ready to be picked up at the library front desk. You can borrow Interlibrary Loan books for 6 weeks.

RENEW

You can request a renewal, but it is up to the lending library to decide if they will extend your loan.

  1. Log into your Interlibrary Loan account and click on “Checked Out Items” from the left-hand menu.
  2. Click on the transaction number of the item you want to renew.
  3. Click on “request renewal” on the top of the item record.
  4. You will see a new due date listed under “Tracking” at the bottom of the page.

CAN’T REQUEST

We can’t provide required textbooks through Interlibrary Loan. Otherwise, it is up to the lending library to decide what they will loan. In general, rare, antique, fragile, or oversize books as well as multi-volume sets may not be available.

MaineCat

Request books, DVDs, and CDs which are not available at UNE from other Maine libraries.

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

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.

Using MaineCat

Search UNE Libraries; if you can’t find what you are looking for, if it is on course reserve, or has already been borrowed, request it through MaineCat.

RENEW

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

Questions about InterLibrary Loan?

Contact Brenda Austin, Interlibrary Loan Coordinator, at (207) 602-2386 or email libraryill@une.edu.