Electronic materials requested from ILL are posted as PDFs to your account. To access, login to your ILL account and click the 'Electronically Received Articles' link on the sidebar. Notifications are also sent by email that contain a link directly to the PDF.
Physical materials requested from ILL can be picked up at any Wayne State University Library. You will receive an email when your item is put on the hold shelf at your default delivery location. Your default delivery location can be modified be selecting "Change User Information" once log in to your ILL account. Please note, the 'mail to address' delivery is only for Distance Education students.
Loan periods begin the day the item is received by Wayne State. Borrowed items MUST be returned by the due date listed in the ILL request, or a renewal request submitted and granted. Not all renewals are granted.
Physical books are to be returned directly to one of our WSU Library system circulation desks.
Please do not return ILL materials in WSU book dropboxes.
Standard Loan Periods:
Standard Renewal Policy:
When you request a renewal, you are immediately granted a three day extension. The time is required for staff to manually send your request, the lending institution to review the request and respond, then staff to edit your request and email you with the result.
Borrowing from other institutions is a privilege and requires that WSU maintains positive relations with partner libraries. Returning materials late (or not at all) jeopardizes relations and affects all library users.
For policy details, see our complete Overdue Policy.