Interlibrary Loan Borrowing

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Interlibrary Loan Borrowing

Who is qualified to request materials?

  • Current Mines students, faculty, and staff,
  • Current  Library members, and
  • Colorado School of Mines Alumni Association members who are residents of Colorado and holders of a Mines Library Card.

How do I place requests to borrow materials? 
Check the Library catalog first, then make a request via:

  • Request form
  • E-Mail, phone or fax -  Include the complete citation and your personal information (name, contact phone number, CWID, etc.).
  • Database-specific forms - Materials may be ordered through numerous electronic journal databases (such as WorldCat). Once in a database, please follow on-screen instructions. Further assistance is available at Library Reference.

What will it cost?
Cost will include Sales Tax where applicable.

  • We try to get the material at no charge. If that's not possible, you will be notified of the cost.
  • Materials obtained out-of-state often have a fee.
  • Alumni  and Members are charged $10.00 per item in addition to any fees charged to us by other libraries.

Paying for Interlibrary Loan

  • Materials must be paid for before they can be picked up.
  • Cash, checks and major credit cards accepted.
  • Interlibrary loans may be charged to departments; with a designated fund manager's signature.

How do I know if my request is still on order?

Will I be contacted if my request isn't filled?

  • Yes. You will be contacted by email with an explanation of why it wasn't filled.

How long can I keep items from another library?

  • Loan period may vary depending on loaning library policies.

Can my items be renewed?

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