Interlibrary Loan & Microforms
Interlibrary Loan acquires materials from other libraries for current Texas A&M University-Commerce faculty members, graduate students, undergraduate students, and staff. If you need a book we don't have, we borrow a copy. If you request a journal article, we obtain a photocopy or a PDF electronic copy.
Document Delivery provides PDF versions of journal articles not available in full-text databases, items from our e-journal collections, and single book chapters needed for research. These materials are delivered online to individual accounts accessible to current students, faculty and staff via the ILLiad interface. These documents can be read, downloaded, saved and/or printed.
Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery services are free.
More information about our Microform Collection is available.
NOTE: We do not borrow textbooks for your classes or books that are owned by Texas A&M University-Commerce Libraries.
Interlibrary Loan Chat
The Interlibrary Loan / Microforms Office is open Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 5 PM but you may pick up interlibrary loan material at the Customer Service Desk any hour the library is open. Most materials arrive in one to two weeks.
If we borrow a book for you we send you a notice and hold the book at the Customer Service Desk. The lending library sets the due date on books; it is usually about 3 weeks use. We can request a renewal , but it is up to the loaning library to say "yes" or "no" and to set the new due date. There is no semester check-out for interlibrary loan material.
Photocopies and PDF documents are made accessible in the ILLiad system.
The Interlibrary Loan / Microforms Office is located on the second floor.
In order to place a request for materials, you must first register an account in our ILLiad system.
Once you have registered, you can request materials at any time. From the Libraries' web site, hover over Services--> For Students or For Faculty-->Interlibrary Loan/Microforms, and select "Make a request to Interlibrary Loan".
We have 2 mail systems - U.S. mail and courier. The Courier runs daily, M-F, connecting almost all major libraries in Texas. Electronic delivery of photocopies via fax or another system called Ariel can often result in quick delivery for articles.
The Interlibrary Loan Department charges fines for overdue Interlibrary Loan materials. Late Interlibrary Loan (ILL) books are assessed fines using the same policy the library uses for books loaned to TAMU – Commerce students.
- Fines are $.25 per day per item.
- Faculty, retired faculty, adjunct faculty, and staff are not fined.
- All students, GA's, and TA's can accrue fines.
- All ILL users are liable for damaged or lost books. Charges are set by the lending library.
- Patrons who have overdue items and/or unpaid fines cannot borrow or renew material until the late material is returned and/or the fine is paid.
- Unpaid fines, or lost or damaged items, may result in the suspension of ILL privileges.
- Extreme cases may result in the suspension of library check-out privileges, withholding of grades and transcripts, blocking of registration, and a report on the problem to the Dean of Students.
Interlibrary Loan ⁄ Microforms Contact Information
Interlibrary Loan Specialist
James G. Gee Library
Interlibrary Loan Department
Texas A&M University-Commerce
Commerce, Texas 75429-3011