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Services: Interlibrary Loan

Policies for Lending and Borrowing Institutions

The ILL staff at F&M strive to provide the best service to all Lending and Borrowing institutions. The following should provide all the information your location may need to know in order to obtain material from our Library, as well as receive the best service possible in a timely fashion.

OCLC symbol: LFM
Fax number: 717-291-4160
E-mail address:


For US Postal Service:
Interlibrary Loan
Franklin and Marshall College Library
Box 3003
Lancaster, PA 17604-3003

For UPS Shipping:
Interlibrary Loan
Franklin and Marshall College Library
450 College Avenue
Lancaster, PA 17603-3393

Our IDS shipper number is: 130

Contact information:

Megan Massey
ILL Assistant

There are 2 library buildings on campus: Shadek-Fackenthal Library for the humanities and social sciences, and the Martin Library of the Sciences for all life and physical sciences, including mathematics. The materials held in the main library are usually processed with a one-day turnaround time, while the Science library requires extra time because of its location. Our Library Catalog and Journal Finder provide location information.

The F&M library participates in several consortia, including ACLCP, PALCI, SHELLCO, and the OBERLIN Group. We prefer the IFM billing method. Our charges for both loans and photocopied articles are $15.00 for non-reciprocal or non-affiliated locations and we will invoice with the material. Reciprocal agreements and associations always remain in place. In order to become a reciprocal location with us, please contact our office for an official agreement.

We accept requests through OCLC, ALA forms, and faxed requests. Our loan period is 1 month and items may be renewed for another month. Non-circulating items include: videos, recordings, DVDs, CDs, microforms, periodicals, archived material, rare books, and all reference materials. We will produce the best copy possible of articles from periodicals, microfilm, and microfiche. Our photocopy limit is 50 pages for any single article request. If we have a thesis in our collection, we will lend as noted above.

The ILL office is open all year with the exception of winter break, which usually begins 2-3 days prior to the Christmas holiday and concludes 1-3 days after the New Years Day holiday. Library hours vary during the summer (mid-May through late-August), fall and spring breaks, and can be found on the Library's homepage.

All contact and policy information can also be found in OCLC.

Please contact the ILL Office if you have any questions. We would be happy to hear from you.


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