Olin C. Bailey Library

Interlibrary Loan


Interlibrary loan (ILL) allows you to obtain materials not available in this library. Interlibrary loan should not be used in lieu of other local resources. You have access to Torreyson Library's resources at UCA, including online databases, journals, and books.

Who Can Use ILL? 

ILL is available free of charge to all Hendrix College students, faculty, and staff. Special exceptions may be made for community members. Please contact our Interlibrary Loan Department (450-1287) for more details.

How to Place a Request 

  1. You should find your citation (author, title, date, volume, or issue) in a print index, an electronic database, a bibliography, or other authoritative source. 

  2. Check our online catalog to see if we carry the book or journal. Check UCA's holdings. If UCA has the book you need, simply go to Torreyson Library and present your Hendrix ID at the circulation desk when you are ready to check out your books. Talk to a UCA librarian about accessing their online journal articles.

  3. If neither Bailey Library nor UCA's library has what you need, complete the appropriate ILL form online (links below) with all required information and leave it on the desk. You will be notified by email when the material arrives.  
    Book Form
    Article Form

How Long Does it Take? 

We will process your request immediately, but cannot guarantee time of delivery. The arrival of ILL materials depends on the lending library and the mail service. Usually books will take around one week, and articles two days.

Borrowing Books from UCA 

You can check out up to five books from UCA by following this procedure:

  1. Go to UCA and locate the books on the shelves (they use Library of Congress classification - ask the librarians for assistance if you need it). Present your Hendrix ID to the circulation desk attendant when you have located your book(s).

  2. You are responsible for returning your book(s) to UCA. The loan period is 28 days.