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Interlibrary Loan: F. What is the loan period?



ILL 2011 

SMSU Interlibrary Loan
Third floor of the Library
behind the Research Help Desk

Loan Periods

Lending libraries determine loan periods. 

  • most libraries lend books for 3-4 weeks
  • films, CDs, and other media are usually lent for a shorter period of time

You'll see the due date on the strap attached to the material you borrow, or you can check your account.


How to Renew

Requests for renewals should be initiated 3-5 days prior to the due date.

  • Click on My Account and enter your StarID and password.
  • You should be able to see the status of your requests-- including their present due dates-- at a glance.
  • Click on "Renew."
  • Check back to find if your renewal was granted or denied by the lending library.  If granted, you will see the new due date.  If denied, please return the item promptly. 

You may also contact ILL Staff to renew items.  Please include your name, the title of what you want renewed, and ILL numbers if possible. 

Contact ILL

Office hours: weekdays 8:30am-4:00pm

507-537-6127 (Conni)
507-537-6165 (Maria)


SMSU McFarland Library-Interlibrary Loan
Southwest Minnesota State University
1501 State St.
Marshall, MN 56258