Interlibrary Loan Services

Welcome to the Hubbard Library Interlibrary Loan Service (ILL).  The Library's ILL service extends to current Fuller Seminary students, and Fuller Seminary faculty and staff.  Due to licensing agreements, ILL services are not offered to Fuller Seminary Alumni or visitors.

Interlibrary Loan Services will assist you in obtaining materials not owned by the David Allan Hubbard Library.
For questions regarding interlibrary loan requests contact the Interlibrary Loan Services
Click here for contact information about research appointments and other inquiries.

You may track your pending Interlibrary Loan requests using ILLiad: Click here to check the status of requests you've already made. Log in using your Portico username and password.

Automated Interlibrary Loan Services

For your convenience, we have set up a link between our Interlibrary Loan services and most databases, including WorldCat and the Ebsco databases.  This link permits you to initiate interlibrary loan requests, for book or article citations found as a result of your database search.  See ILLiad (next).

ILLiad Interlibrary Loan Request and Tracking Service

When you want to request an interlibrary loan, databases like WorldCat and Ebsco will direct you to the ILLiad system.  (Follow the link "More full-text option and library catalog.", and look for the ILL link at the bottom, if there is no online text.)  You'll logon with your Portico username and password.  ILLiad will copy the citation from the database.  Then you complete the online form and request the book or article. 

Here are some advantages of ILLiad:

  • You'll only need to enter your contact information once, not for each request. 
  • There is an online tracking system, so you'll be able to see when the other library has sent your book or article, and when it arrives here for you to pick up. 
  • Some articles will be delivered to your ILLiad page as a .pdf scanned document. 
  • You'll get automatic emails when an item is available for you to pick up at the Information Access Services desk or when an interlibrary loan book is overdue.

Manual Interlibrary Loan Services

When you find citations in footnotes and bibliographies, please try to verify the book or article citation in an online database, and use the automated loan procedure above. 

If you cannot find the citation in a database,  for books, please check WorldCat Local to see if Fuller owns the book you want.  For articles, please check the Periodical Titles List (electronic and print) to see if Fuller owns the journal issue you want.

If you are making a manual journal request, please look up the journal title in WorldCat to find the "Accession number/OCLC number" and ISSN, then include those numbers in your request. 

Click here for the manual Illiad online form.  Logon with your Portico username and password, then, on the left side, chose the New Request Article or Book or Chapter form, and follow the instructions.

Interlibrary Loan of Books

We are able to obtain most monographs that you may need in your research, regardless of language or country of publication.  The lending institution establishes the loan periods and conditions for their use.  Please check the Fuller Library Catalog before requesting a book through interlibrary loan.  You may also perform an Advanced search in WorldCat Local to find books not owned by Fuller, in order  to link the citation to ILLiad (see above).

Interlibrary Delivery of Journal Articles

For journal articles not owned by the Library, we will try to secure photocopies and/or faxes.  You are welcome to keep the photocopies obtained through this service.  Please check our library holdings in the Periodical titles list before requesting an article through interlibrary loan.

Charges for Interlibrary loan

We will make every effort to borrow materials without charge.  Costs for students will vary according to the lending library.  Often the cost is free, but it may be $20 or more per item.  Students can specify a maximum cost they are willing to pay.  Charges will be placed on your library account, and you will not be permitted to check out books until the charges are paid.  Costs for regular Faculty will be absorbed by the Library.  

Other Document Delivery Services

Electronic full-text articles. Many of our subscription databases include full-text. You may display the articles onscreen, print them out, or email them to another account.  A list of electronic and print journals is available or you may search the Databases

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