Shenandoah University uses the Worldshare ILL platform to manage interlibrary borrowing and lending. We recommend that you use the Chrome browser. Login to Worldshare ILL using your SU network ID and password, the same one you use for Canvas and WebAdvisor. Later, you can use Worldshare ILL to monitor the status of your interlibrary loan requests or to access pdf copies of articles provided to you. You can also sign in at the link found in the upper right-hand corner of the WorldCat Discovery page.
If prompted to Sign In, choose “Shenandoah University LDAP”.
To request journal articles, please use this Journal Request form.
To request books, book chapters, scores and AV, please use this Book Request form.
Before you submit an interlibrary loan request, please check for available content at these three weblinks:
- WorldCat Discovery – Library Catalog (for books, scores and other materials that we own)
- Find Journals (for articles appearing in journals and periodicals, both print and digital)
- Google Scholar (for digital content from many sources, including SU)
All student requests should be discussed with a member of the library staff before being submitted. Please allow at least two weeks for delivery of your interlibrary loan.
If you have questions regarding interlibrary loan or document delivery, please contact the Interlibrary Loan Office at (540) 545-7318, toll-free at (877) 289-4611, or by e-mail to Sharon Gochenour.
More Information about Interlibrary Loan:
Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a service provided exclusively for our students, faculty and staff. If our libraries do not have an item that is needed for research, we may be able to borrow it from another library in Virginia or elsewhere in the United States. Books, scores and copies of journal articles may be borrowed or copied from other libraries. This service is available for any item not owned by the University Libraries, or items that are missing or damaged.
SU students who receive their instruction from off-campus (distance education) may use the Worldshare ILL form for requesting the document delivery of books and journal articles. For more information, contact Circulation Supervisor Christine Forbes at (540) 665-5424.
The library will not process any ILL requests if the patron has overdue ILL items or charges.
The library subsidizes part or all of the cost of interlibrary loans for students. Faculty members are responsible for any costs incurred by their requests. In addition to borrowing fees, there may be copyright royalty fees for certain copies. We request that faculty supply a budget code if they wish to charge ILL fees to a departmental account.
Community users, including members of the Friends of the Library, are referred to the Handley Regional Library for interlibrary loan service. We are unable to provide interlibrary loan service to community users.
The University library receives many interlibrary loan requests, so patrons with multiple requests are asked to submit them in priority order. We strive to be fair to all users, so each business day library staff will process some, if not all, items for each requestor. Students who need a large number of items may wish to visit other libraries to obtain materials. The library staff may be able to direct users to libraries with which we have reciprocal borrowing privileges.
Copyright law specifies that photocopies received through interlibrary loan are not to be used “for any purpose other than private study, scholarship or research.” The library reserves the right to refuse an interlibrary loan copying request if, in its judgment, fulfillment would violate the copyright law.