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Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

This guide provides information on the Interlibrary loan services available to students, staff and faculty at Piedmont College.

Renewing or Returning Procedures

How long can I keep the book borrowed for me?

The lending period of a borrowed book is determined by the lending library, not by Piedmont College Libraries. Typically, borrowed material may be used for 2-3 weeks. Shorter periods are not uncommon. Borrowed materials must be returned by the due date written on the ILL band on the book.

Can I renew my borrowed book?

You must request  a renewal no later than 5 business days before the due date written on the ILL band on the item. The library then requests renewal from the lender, which may take up to 48 hours. You should not presume that renewal will be approved by the lending library. If renewal is not granted, you must return item by the due date.

What if I keep my borrowed book beyond the due date, or lose it?

All users- students, staff, faculty - are liable for any fines or changes imposed by the lending institution for lost or damaged items. Moreover, Piedmont College Libraries will assess a fine of $1 per overdue item, with no grace period and with a maximum fine per item of $25. 

For further information:

If you need further assistance, call the Arrendale Library, Demorest, at x1111 or the staff of the Lane Library, Athens, at 706-433-0728. You may also contact the Interlibrary Loan Department by email: