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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.

Turnaround Time

How long will it take to receive my request?

This depends on the type of material requested, on your location, on your work load at a lending library, and on the speed of the Postal Service or UPS. Books borrowed for a:

Demorest user

  • Usually take 4-7 business days to arrive at Demorest and become available  for pick up within 24 hours.

Athens user

  • Usually take 4-7 business days to arrive at Demorest . We then mail the book to the user which might take additional days. 

Cohort or off campus user

  • Usually take 4-7 business days to arrive at Demorest, and another 1-2 days to be sent out by UPS to a cohort or off campus user.

How long will it take to receive a request that is in the Libraries collection from another branch?

  • Books requested by Athens or Demorest users typically take 2-3 business days to be transported from one libray to another; they become available for pick up almost immediately.
  • Books requested by Cohort users are dispatched from Athens or Demorest by UPS within 48 hours of the receipt of a request and take 1-2 business days to arrive.

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