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Interlibrary Loan

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Search for Materials

  • If requesting a book or audiovisual material, check the library catalog and PASCAL Delivers for the item. 
  • If requesting an article, search journal subscriptions by using Journal Search

Requesting InterLibrary Loan

  • If the item is not found, login to Interlibrary loan by clicking this link, choose Upstate as the school from the drop-down menu, and proceed to put in your Upstate username and password (the beginning of your email before the @ and the password for your email).
  • Input all citation information and submit.

USC Upstate faculty members, currently enrolled students, and staff are eligible to use Interlibrary Loan.

  • Materials are typically provided through email. 
  • Document delivery timeframe depends on the lending library. It can be as fast as an hour or upwards to 4 weeks. 

PASCAL Delivers is a rapid book-delivery service provided by the Partnership Among South Carolina Academic Libraries which enables students, faculty and staff across the state to request and receive books from academic libraries in South Carolina. Over 12 million print items are available and books usually arrive within a few days! Users also have instant access to over 300,000 PASCAL provided e-books. Search the PASCAL Delivers Catalog by clicking below. 

Copyright & Interlibrary Loan

  • CONTU Guidelines for copying from periodicals apply only to materials less than 5 years old (referred to as the "rule of 5".)
  • Up to 5 articles may be copied from a single periodical in one calendar year under the InterLibrary Loan provision ("rule of 5").
  • A library with a subscription for a periodical which is not immediately available may consider a copy obtained from another library as if made from its own collection. 
  • No more than 6 copies of articles/chapters/small portions may be made from a non-periodical(include a book) during the entire term of copyright of the work. 

Section 108 authorizes libraries to make copies requested by patrons. The law is neutral regarding the medium of reproduction, thus, "copies" are not so narrowly defined as they are in the other provisions. 

Articles or small parts of works

If a patron requests part of a book or an article the library has in its collection (1), the library can make the copy so long as it complies with the provisions of Section 108 (d):

  • The copy must become the property of the patron;
  • The library should have no notice that the copy will be used for a purpose other than private study, scholarship or research;
  • The library should display and have on its order form a standard "Warning of Copyright.

Whole works

If a patron requests a copy of an entire work, the library can make the copy so long as it complies with the provisions of Section 108 (e):

  • Determine that a copy (even a used copy) cannot be obtained at a fair price;
  • If you make a copy, it must become the property of the patron;
  • The library should have no notice that the copy will be used for a purpose other than private study, scholarship or research;
  • The library should display and have on its order form a "Warning of Copyright."

Warning of copyright

Sections 108 (d)(2) and (e)(2) require that libraries warn patrons about copyright law, and the Copyright Office tells us exactly what the warning should say. The regulation requires that we inform the patron about certain facts (section 201.14), but it does not require us to be sure that a patron is acting properly in making a request or require that they declare compliance with the law. The library is, however, permitted to deny requests that it believes would violate the law.

Citation: Patron Requests. 2020. University of Texas Libraries. Retrieved from: https://guides.lib.utexas.edu/copyrightlibrarians/patron-request

Interlibrary Loan

The library may be either a requestor or responder in the interlibrary loan context ("ILL"). Requestors are responsible for compliance with copyright law and, where applicable, the CONTU Guidelines. Responders only have to ask whether the requestor has complied. Further, the CONTU Guidelines only apply to newer articles, those published fewer than five years before the date of the request, and small parts of other works, and do not define what would substitute for subscriptions to older materials or entire works under Section 108 (e). There are no guidelines for these.

Requesting a copy of an entire book:

As requesting party, the library must comply with Sections 108(e) & (g):

  • Determine that a copy cannot be obtained at a fair price;
  • The copy must become the property of the patron;
  • The library should have no notice that the copy will be used for a purpose other than private study, scholarship or research;
  • The library should both display and have on its order form a "Warning of Copyright."
  • The library must not be aware or have substantial reason to believe it is engaging in related or concerted reproduction or distribution of multiple copies of the same material;
  • Since the CONTU Guidelines do not apply to copies of entire works, the library must state that it has complied with copyright law (not both copyright law and CONTU).

Requesting a copy of an entire journal issue:

As requesting party, the library must comply with Sections 108(e) & (g) and the CONTU Guidelines. That means all of the above bullets, plus:

  • Since the CONTU Guidelines apply to periodicals, the library must make its request with a representation that it has complied with copyright law and the Guidelines;
  • The library will pay royalties on any copy that exceeds the "suggestion of five;"
  • The library will maintain its records of the request for three years.

Requesting a copy of an article from a journal issue or a small part of another work:

As requesting party, the library must comply with Sections 108(d) & (g) and the CONTU Guidelines:

  • The copy must become the property of the patron;
  • The library should have no notice that the copy will be used for a purpose other than private study, scholarship or research;
  • The library should both display and have on its order form a "Warning of Copyright."
  • The library must not be aware or have substantial reason to believe it is engaging in related or concerted reproduction or distribution of multiple copies of the same material;
  • Since the CONTU Guidelines apply to periodicals and small parts of other works, the library must make its request with a representation that it has complied with copyright law and the Guidelines;
  • The library will pay royalties on any copy of a periodical article that exceeds the "suggestion of five;"
  • The library will maintain its records of the request for three years.

Citation: Interlibrary Loan. 2020. University of Texas Libraries. Retrieved from: https://guides.lib.utexas.edu/copyrightlibrarians/ill

 

Virginia Cononie
Virginia Cononie

Coordinator of Reference and Research
vcononie@uscupstate.edu
864-503-5735

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