Frequently Asked Questions

from Rogers Library at Francis Marion University

How long will it take to get my ILL request?

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Average time for a loan (book, DVD, etc.) is 1-2 weeks.  Article requests usually take 2-3 days.  There can be longer wait times depending on who we borrow the items from.  For example, it will take longer for a book to get here from California than it would from North Carolina.  Articles also may be mailed instead of emailed which can cause delays.  We work hard to borrow from the closest institutuions to reduce wait times, but some items are more rare and have to be ordered from further away. Books requests may also take longer to fill if the book is newly published or popular.