Interlibrary Loan Services

Interlibrary Loan is a service provided to obtain materials which are needed for research but are not available in the Library. The Library cooperates with other CG Center Libraries and Indian NARS in enabling better mutual access to each others' publications and information services.

Who may use this service?

All registered members of the Library are entitled to Interlibrary Loan privileges.

Materials available in this service

Items such as books, theses, periodical articles can be requested in accordance with the copyright law. Items owned by the Jaswant S Kanwar Library but declared officially Missing/misplaced by the Circulation Counter can also be requested.

Materials Not available in this service

The following types of materials CANNOT normally be requested:
a. Reference books;
b. Books very recently published or in high demand;
c. Whole periodical issues or volumes;
d. non-book materials such as recordings;
e. Fragile items; and
f. Rare or valuable materials such as manuscripts.

How to request items on Interlibrary Loan

Currently we have our Web forms. Your are requested to Copy, fill the form and send to Mrs Sandhya Gir Email:

How long does it take?

The average time required to receive a routine item is approximately ten working days. The time depends on the availability of the item, the distance away of the potential lending libraries, the speed of the mail delivery, the accuracy of the information supplied on the requests, the volume of requests being processed by Interlibrary Loan and the time required to notify. The processing of the request can be sped up by making sure all the information submitted is complete, and correct.

Notification and where to pick up

When the material arrives, we can call or email to inform. Loans can be picked up from the Library's Circulation Counter. When we receive journal articles in PDFs, they will be redirected to the requester.

Duration of Loans and returning materials

Lending libraries determine any conditions regarding the use of their materials, including the loan period which is normally two weeks for all patrons, usually with no renewals allowed. The loan period begins on the date the material arrives at the Library, so any delays in picking it up results in less use time for you. Renewals should be requested only when absolutely necessary, and must be made before the due date. All materials borrowed through Interlibrary Loan must be returned to the Library's Circulation Counter. Late return of materials jeopardizes our Interlibrary Loan relationship with other libraries, and we may refuse further Interlibrary Loan service to anyone who disregards due dates, lender restrictions and Interlibrary Loan policy.

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