Get Books & More from Other Libraries (ILL)
Materials that the Montgomery College Libraries do not own can be borrowed through our interlibrary loan (ILL) service (for current MC students, faculty and staff only). Community patrons should make ILL requests through their local library or school.
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ILL Information & Policies: ILL Borrowing & Lending Policies
51 Mannakee Street,
MT107, Rockville Campus Library
Rockville, MD 20850
Hours: 9:00am-4:00pm, Monday – Friday (closed all regular MC holidays). Requests can be submitted at any time.
ILL can take up to two weeks or more but we can generally get articles within two business days. A maximum of 10 requests per week per patron will be processed. Additional requests may be processed as time and resources permit.
The lending library determines the loan period and renewal policy for its materials. Most loans are for 2 to 3 weeks but may be longer. We can request an extension before the item is due. In addition, some libraries restrict certain rare items to library use only.
The following materials cannot be obtained through ILL:
- Titles held by the Montgomery College Libraries either in print or available electronically (check the MC Library Catalog)
- Entire issues of periodicals
- More than 5 articles from the same periodical
- Copies of periodical articles owned by any of the 3 campus libraries unless the issue has been declared missing
- Most reference titles/materials
Every effort is made to obtain the material at no cost but a fee may apply.
You may specify the amount, if any, you are willing to pay. If you decline to pay a fee and we try to get the materials from 5 libraries, we will consider that we have discharged our responsibility and will not request the item again.
If fees apply, a personal check made out to the lending library is due at the time of pickup of the material.