Interlibrary Loan Policies
Muhlenberg Faculty, Staff, Students, Alumni, along with Clergy may make interlibrary loan requests. You may request journal articles, books or chapters of books via interlibrary loan.
Requests for Interlibrary Loan items can be made electronically by using Encompass Search or the Interlibrary Forms located under Lending & Borrowing on Trexler Library Home page. When filling in the form use your college ID in the field after your name, not your password. If your browser auto fills this field please delete it and type your college ID number there instead.
The lender chooses the due date so Trexler Library must comply with the due date given for each book. Many times renewals can be requested and are granted. Some libraries choose not to renew books but will originally give a longer due date.
A $2.00 a day fine is accrued per interlibrary loan book for students, alumni and clergy. To avoid a fine please ask for a renewal on or before the due date by using the phone number or email listed on the strap of the book. Please keep your book during the time you wait for a renewal. When you are ready to return your interlibrary loan book please drop it off at Lending Services or in the drop box located by the front doors of Trexler Library.
An email address is needed to receive a copy request. If you have a Muhlenberg email, that is the email that must be used on the Interlibrary Loan request form. If a different email is used, we can not guarantee you will receive the email. Please type in your full email on the form to be sure your item is delivered promptly.
Many libraries refuse to loan books published in the current year.
Trexler Library tries to obtain your interlibrary loan materials in a timely manner. Many materials will arrive within a week of your request. There are circumstances that could extend the amount of time it takes to receive material.
Trexler Library Interlibrary Loan is available to assist you with your questions. You may contact us via email, phone or stop by the office. The email is firstname.lastname@example.org and the phone number is 484-664-3510. The Interlibrary Loan office is located next to Lending Services.