Library staff members are happy to help Brazosport College faculty, staff, and students in acquiring interlibrary loan (ILL) materials needed to support the curriculum or for personal enrichment.

Below is the policy for ILL services, borrower responsibilities, borrowing limitations, and procedures for placing a request.

ILL requests can be submitted here or via the “Request through Interlibrary Loan” tab in our GatorSearch One Search. Please read the policy below prior to submitting a request.

Borrowing:

The BC Library can attempt to obtain materials not currently in our collection. Before submitting a request, please check the online catalog to see if what you need is owned by the BC Library. We will only attempt to obtain materials owned by the BC Library if they are missing pages or are listed in the catalog as AT BINDERY, MISSING or LOST.

Who May Use ILL:

Only current Brazosport College faculty, staff, students and retired faculty and staff may use ILL services. All users must have current Brazosport College ID cards. Non-students and TexShare patrons are not eligible for ILL services.

What May Be Borrowed:

Books, copies of microfilm and microfiche not owned by the BC Library can be borrowed. Photocopies of specific pages from journals or newspapers may be requested in accordance with copyright law. Students can request up to six ILL books as long as they do not have any items currently checked out from the BC Library. Faculty and staff are not limited on the number of items they can request through ILL. BC Faculty, staff, and students are not limited on the number of journal articles they request.

Requesting ILL Materials:

After checking the BC Library’s online catalog to make sure the material is not owned by BC Library, complete the ILL Request Form available at https://form.jotform.com/211596880740159. For faster service, please provide us with accurate and complete bibliographic citations, along with your name, telephone number, and/or email address.
If you need an item by a specific deadline, please indicate "need before date". If we are unable to fill your request by the "need before date," your request will be cancelled.

Notification:

BC Library staff will contact patrons by phone or email (if email address is provided) when the requested materials are ready to be picked up. If we are unable to fill your request, or if there is a problem with the request, we will notify you.

Loan Period:

The loan period is generally three weeks but varies among lending libraries. Some libraries allow a two-week renewal, but the request should be made at least two days before the book is due. To ensure that lending libraries continue to share their resources with us, users are urged to return materials on time.
You are responsible for any fines and/or replacement costs levied by the lending library, as well as any overdue fines charged by the BC Library.

Returning Materials:

Please return ILL material to the circulation desk or library book drop and leave the ILL bookmark inside the material.