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 or Hornet Hub. Later, you can use WorldShare ILL to monitor the status of your interlibrary loan requests and 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 article request form.
To request books, book chapters, scores, and audiovisual media, please use this book request form.
Before you submit an interlibrary loan request, please check for available content in these locations:
- 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)
Please allow at least two weeks for delivery of your interlibrary loan.
If you have questions regarding interlibrary loan or document delivery, please call the Interlibrary Loan Office at (540) 545-7318, toll-free at (877) 289-4611, or email Sharon Gochenour at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Some SU students who receive their instruction off-campus (distance education) may request the document delivery of books and journal articles. For more information, see the Off-Campus And Distance Education Support page or 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. Loans not picked up within 30 days will be returned to the lending library.
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.
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.