Let us get it for you!

InterLibrary Loan (ILL) and Document Delivery services provide the SRSU community with materials not immediately accessible through the library.

Current students, staff, and faculty (and retired SRSU faculty and staff) may use ILL and Document Delivery for free, although in some cases, borrowing from other libraries may require a fee.

  • InterLibrary Loan: Request to borrow physical or electronic resources from another library around the world.
  • Document Delivery: Request an electronic copy of a physical item (such as a scanned journal article) from the SRSU library.

RGC Students, staff, and faculty (Uvalde, Del Rio, and Eagle Pass) utilize the corresponding Southwest Texas Junior College Library building as a hub for Sul Ross InterLibrary Loan and physical Document Delivery pick-up.

Place requests, renew items and keep track of your requests with your ILL account on the My Library Accounts page.

Print books/DVDs: Allow 10 to 15 working days for the arrival of print books, DVDs, or other returnable items as these are shipped by USPS, UPS, or TexPress. It may take longer depending on how many libraries own the title.

Articles/book chapters: Some articles may arrive within 24 hours but others may take 5 to 10 business days. This depends on how many libraries own the title.

  • Users are responsible for all ILL material from the time the material leaves the SRSU library until it is returned
  • Users are responsible for all fines associated with ILL material (charged by the lending library), even if the item is never picked up from the library
    • Users will be held financially responsible for items returned in damaged condition
    • Users will pay in full any processing, damaged, or lost/replacement fees the lending library charges the SRSU Library
  • Users are responsible for following the instructions on the ILL book strap, such as For Library Use Only or No Renewals
  • Users are responsible for returning the ILL item with the book strap; failure to do so will result in a $3 fine.
  • Users may make requests, but may not check out new ILL items until their account is fully reconciled
  • $1/day fine for each day the item is overdue
  • $3 fee if the borrowed material is returned without its book/DVD strap

NOTE: All ILL materials are subject to recall from the lending library. When a recall occurs, patrons must return the item immediately to avoid fines and fees.

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code), governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material.

Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproductions. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be “used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship or research.” If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of “fair use,” that user may be liable for copyright infringement.

This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.

NOTE: The ILL department cannot provide articles that faculty will put on Blackboard for use by classes. The library does not pay copyright fees for this type of usage. Please use the Copyright Clearance Center for use of copyrighted materials in the classroom.

last updated: June 10, 2021

For information and assistance with ILL and Document Delivery, contact Mike Fernandez, interlib@sulross.edu.