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Books and articles not found in the General Library collections may often be borrowed from other libraries. Anyone from the Mayagüez Campus who needs materials not available on site should request an interlibrary loan by:


1. Fill out the form through our online catalog.
a. In the command bar on the online catalog, select the "I Need Material" option and then "Interlibrary Loan."

b. This form can only be used by users who already have an account in our library. Accounts are created in the Circulation Collection.

c. This method allows the Department to update the record and communicate with the user more effectively and directly through the same catalog.

Depending upon the supplier, interlibrary loan materials can take an average of 1 to 2 weeks before they are received. After making your request, please wait a minimum of 1 week before requesting a "status" on your transaction.


Complete bibliographic information should be given for the desired material, including full name of author, title, place and date of publication for a book; periodical title, volume and year, author, title and pages for a serial's article. It is also important to give the printed source of reference, if available.


Lending Policy for Other Libraries

This policy statement is intended for other libraries requesting an interlibrary loan from the University of Puerto Rico - Mayagüez Campus Library. Prior to submitting a request, please verify the library holdings information in OCLC or in UNILIB, our online Public Access Catalog.


Procedures
  • Submit a request via OCLC, an ALA or IFLA form, or an e-mail request with complete bibliographic information. Please be advised that an incomplete request may bring about delays in processing.
IMP.-- Telephone requests are not accepted, but you may fax or e-mail your ALA or IFLA request form. A turnaround of 2 days is expected of most requests.

Fees

Invoices are included with the material. Payment must be made in U.S. dollars. Please do not send cash. Checks, money orders or credit card payment accepted.
Unless a reciprocal agreement has been established with your Institution, the following charges will apply.


Material Domestic Destinations International Destination
Books on loan $10/item $10/item + postage
Photocopies $10.00 up to 20 exposures
$.25 additional exposures
$10.00 up to 20 exposures
$.25 additional exposures + postage
Photocopies from microfilm $10.00 up to 20 exposures
$.25 additional exposures
$10.00 up to 20 exposures
$.25 additional exposures + postage
Photocopies from microfiche $10.00 up to 20 exposures
$.25 additional exposures
$10.00 up to 20 exposures
$.25 additional exposures + postage
Federal Government Documents $10/document $10/document + postage

Loan Periods and Renewals Procedures

Loan periods are 30 days. Telephone renewal requests are accepted. A renewal can be granted for an additional 15 day period, ONLY if the material is not needed or requested at our library. Only two renewals are allowed. Please submit OCLC renewal request via OCLC. All other renewal requests can be submitted either via fax, e-mail or via Ariel. Please include your library name, telephone or fax numbers with the title of the material when requesting a renewal.


Non Circulating Material
  • Periodicals

  • Reference (The table of contents is sent, at no cost, for non-circulating material)

  • Newspaper

  • Microfilm

  • Microfiche

  • Reserve (The table of contents is sent, at no cost, for non-circulating material)

  • Audiovisual

  • Puerto Rican Collection (The table of contents is sent, at no cost, for non-circulating material. If available, we are only permitted to lend out the second copy.)

  • Alvarez Nazario Collection (The table of contents is sent, at no cost, for non-circulating material.)

Dissertations and Theses

Dissertations and theses do not circulate out of our Reference/Documents Collection, and copying is not permitted unless a written authorization is obtained from the author. The table of contents is sent, at no cost, and photocopies of the needed section can be order with a new request.


Contact and Address

  • Jay O. Soto
  • Library Assistant III

  • José L. Irizarry
  • Coordinator, Library Assistant III

  • interlibraryuprm@gmail.com
  • x2205, 3752 / Fax: (787) 831-4890
  • Address:
    Interlibrary Loans
    General Library
    University of Puerto Rico - Mayagüez Campus
    Call Box 9000
    Mayagüez Puerto Rico 00681
  • OCLC Symbol: PMU