Interlibrary Loan Lending Policies
We ship via INfoExpress within Indiana and U.S. Mail out of state.
Turnaround is typically 24-48 hours.
Methods of Request:
We accept OCLC requests. We will accept email requests if all the standard information is included (see Draft Document: IFLA Guidelines for Sending ILL Requests by Email).
Books will be loaned for 35 days with 30 day renewals if not needed by another patron.
Articles will be scanned within copyright guidelines. We will not lend entire issues.
Reference, Reserve, Rare Books, and items from our recreational reading collection:
These books will not be loaned. Sections, however, may be scanned.
DVDs, CDs, Video Tapes:
Will lend to reciprocal libraries only. Some of the collection does not circulate.
Cannot be loaned.
Determined on a case-by-case basis. ERIC documents circulate for 4 weeks.
Interlibrary Loan Office Hours:
Mon.-Fri. 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. CST
(219) 464-5363 Voice mail available at all times.
Fax: (219) 464-5792
Christopher Center Interlibrary Loan Office
1410 Chapel Drive
Valparaiso, Indiana 46383-6493
Closed: New Years, Good Friday, July 4th, Thanksgiving Break, and Christmas Break. We are open on Labor Day.