- Please allow a minimum of one week for ILL materials to arrive. Most materials arrive within one to two weeks.
- The interlibrary loan office exists primarily to meet the educational needs of the Cornerstone community. If your request is for entertainment purposes, please use the MelCat system instead of ILLiad.
- A limit of five materials per week can be requested through ILLiad. If you request more than that, five per week will be chosen at random until all have been filled.
- We cannot process request for textbooks at this time.
- Only registered students, faculty, or staff of Cornerstone University are authorized to use interlibrary loan services.
- Miller Library participates in free reciprocal interlibrary loan. This service is free to you as long as the other library does not charge. If a charge is listed by the other library (often the case with dissertations), you will be notified and will have the option to pay this charge and to receive the material or to cancel your request.
Have you checked MeLCat?
If you find an item in MeLCat (a catalog of hundreds of
Michigan libraries), you might receive it faster.
Log on to ILLiad
Our goal in the Interlibrary Loan department is to provide materials you need from other libraries in a timely manner. We offer two ways to request materials from other libraries.
MeLCat is a catalog of hundreds of Michigan libraries that cooperate to share materials within the state. Your requests go directly to another Michigan library that owns the material and is delivered through a service that comes to Cornerstone 5 times a week.
For material not available through MeLCat, we use a program called ILLiad to process and record your requests. Please register to use this free program so that you can take advantage of our services. If you need help with ILLiad or have any questions, please e-mail us at email@example.com, call 616.949.5300 ext. 1976 or stop by the ILL office in person. Our office is located along the north wall of the library just past the Research Assistance Desk.
Important Copyright Information
WARNING CONCERNING COPYRIGHT RESTRICTIONS
The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted materials.
Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research". If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use", that user may be liable for copyright infringement.
This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.
ILL Office on 1st Floor
Phone: 616-949-5300 ext. 1976
CMC Office on 2nd Floor
Phone: 616-949-5300 ext. 1245