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Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery (Copy Service): ILL Costs

Contact Information

Phone: 251-460-7034

On nights and weekends, contact the Circulation Desk at 251-460-7028

General Cost Information

The patron is financially responsible for any royalty fees as well as for any charges assessed by the lending library for loans, copies, fines, damages or lost items. No charges are incurred for materials borrowed within Alabama. The Marx Library also has reciprocal/no charge agreements with several hundred academic/special/Federal libraries across the U.S. Most other out-of-state libraries will loan books at no charge (except for dissertations) but will usually charge for photocopies -- typically a $10.00 - $20.00 minimum. We notify the patron of any ILL charges before submitting requests.

If materials cannot be received by the deadline date, patrons can make a choice. They can decide to cancel the request and not be liable for any charges, or they can accept the material and any charges.

Non-USA Courtesy Card holders are charged a $7.00 fee per request in addition to any charges assessed by the lending library.

Charges will be posted to the the library patron's account. Payments may be made at the Circulation Desk in person or by mail. Department or grant accounts may be set up via Voyager by the ILL Office for payment by BANNER Direct Pay. All payments are due by the end of the semester.

Costs for Courtesy Card Holders

No Request Fee Required
  • Teaching Assistants
  • Retired Faculty
  • Adjunct Faculty
  • Continuing Ed Faculty and Students
  • ASMS Faculty and Students
  • English as a Second Language
  • Odyssey
$7.00 Fee per Request
  • USA Faculty Spouses and Children
  • UM, SHC, BSCC, FSCC Faculty
  • Active Alumni Association Member
  • Visiting Faculty
  • Purchaser
  • Murphy High School International Baccalureate Program
  • National Science Foundation