Answered By: Chris Pollette
Last Updated: Jul 31, 2015     Views: 30

Though we will attempt to fill almost any request submitted, the following types of material often are difficult to obtain through interlibrary loan:

  • Recently published items
  • Textbooks, study guides and workbooks (note that we do not request textbooks for class use)
  • Entire volumes or issues of periodicals, especially if less than 3 years old
  • Reference works
  • Rare books and original manuscripts
  • Newspapers and other bulky materials in their original format
  • Audiovisual materials and computer software
  • Works of genealogy or heraldry
  • Dissertations and theses from outside North America

You should not expect to obtain items listed in Emory libraries' catalogs unless they have been declared missing or lost by the appropriate circulation department.

Items that are charged out to another borrower should be recalled for your use unless the need is urgent.

Your cancelation email message includes the reason why your request was canceled. If, after reading the message, you still have questions about the cancelation, you may contact the Interlibrary Loan Office either using the reply email function (preferred) or by phoning the office at 404-727-0910.

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