First Time Institutional Registration
for Interlibrary Loan

To request an item through Interlibrary Loan, you must first register your institution.

Registration allows you to:

  • Make lending requests to our library directly without the use of ALA forms.
  • Save your institution's information and reuse it with each visit or request.

Our complete Interlibrary Loan Lending Policies are available here for your convenience.

ILL Lending Policy Highlights

These policies apply to other libraries, institutions, or corporations who want to request materials from the CSU San Marcos
(CSUSM) Kellogg Library collection.

Interlibrary Loan service is available to any public, academic or corporate library through their
established library liaison staff. Interlibrary Loan requests will not be accepted directly from
individual requesters.

The borrowing library accepts full responsibility for any charges, losses, or damage which may
occur as a result of the transaction, including the loss of material during shipment to or from the
borrowing library.


Reciprocal/FREE U.S. & International Libraries No Charge
Charging U.S. Non IFM Libraries $20.00
Charging Int'l Libraries 4 IFLA or $30.00 + postage*

Photocopies – Up to 50 pages

Reciprocal/FREE U.S. & International Libraries No Charge
Charging U.S. Non IFM Libraries $20.00
Charging Int'l Libraries 2 IFLA or $20.00 + postage*

Photocopies – 51 pages or more

Reciprocal/FREE U.S. & International Libraries $20.00
Charging U.S. Non IFM Libraries $30.00
Charging Int'l Libraries 3 IFLA or $30.00 + postage*

*Postal surcharge applies to all loans and copies mailed to Non-Reciprocal Int'l Libraries. Postage
will not be charged for photocopies delivered electronically via Email or Odyssey.

Invoice payment is accepted through check or money order only. Payments must be made
payable to: "CSU San Marcos Library" [FEIN: 33-0535371].

Loan Periods

Materials loaned through Interlibrary Loan are assigned a 4 week loan period. Due dates are
always stated on the lending strap.

All CSUSM Kellogg Library materials loaned via Interlibrary Loan are Non-Renewable.

All Media material is assigned a short-term loan period of 1 week use. Approval of media
requests is at the discretion of the Media Supervisor. Shipping restrictions apply to all media.
Failure to comply will result in suspension of service.

Methods of Shipment

We ship in-state books via USPS Library Mail. Books shipped out-of-state go via USPS Priority
Flat Rate or UPS. Requests to Mexico can only be sent via Federal Express (FedEx). All other
International shipments are sent via Int'l Priority.

Media materials are boxed and shipped via UPS. Media material must be boxed and returned via

Lost & Damaged Material

Any material loaned through Interlibrary Loan that is either lost or damaged is the responsibility
of the requesting library. If the loaned material fails to return to us or is returned with extensive
damage, the requesting library will be billed the replacement charge and a processing fee. The
replacement charge for lost/damaged material will be $115.00** (see exception below).

**Replacement charges for media materials will be $115.00 or the actual replacement cost plus a
$15.00 processing fee whichever is the greatest amount.

By pressing this button you acknowledge and agree to all of the terms and conditions.

Non-OCLC Members Registration Request.

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.