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Lending Policies


This page will help answer questions about the Interlibrary Lending process.

The Lending Office serves patrons that are not affiliated with the University of Illinois.

128 Library, 1408 West Gregory Drive, Urbana, IL 61801
Phone (217) 333-1958; Fax (217) 244-0398; Email: lending@library.illinois.edu

What payment options are available?

IFM (ILL Fee Management through OCLC) is the preferred method of payment, however there are many options available for your convenience.

Credit Card payment is accepted by using VISA ® or Master Card ®. The following information is required for the processing of credit card payment:
Type of Card (VISA ® or Master Card ®), Credit Card Number, Expiration Date, Name as it appears on the card.

Payment must be made with a check drawn in U.S. dollars or with a U.S. Postal money order. If payment is submitted in foreign funds, a charge of up to $25.00 will be debited from the account to cover the conversion from foreign currency. Once payment is received, you will be assigned an account number and will receive regular statements on activity levels. The account number must be included on all requests to avoid delays in processing.

IFLA Vouchers are accepted as payment from international requesters. The charge for a basic loan is 3 IFLA Vouchers. The charge for a photocopy is 2 IFLA Vouchers.

What is a FEIN number and why do you need it?

FEIN stands for Federal Employer Identification Number. The Office of Business Affairs at the University of Illinois requires that every requester provide their FEIN. If you are not aware of your institution's FEIN, contact the unit that prepares your payroll or tax records. The FEIN must be supplied on every request and serves as the customer account number.

How can my system connect to yours via Z39.50?

Libraries using systems that allow a targeted search via Z39.50 may want direct searches to our OPAC. Information is available at: Z39.50 Instructions from the CARLI website. Please note that the University of Illinois shares a system (I-Share) with many other institutions in Illinois (CARLI). Libraries must use the username UIU to access the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign Library database.


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