Frequently Asked Questions

from Rogers Library at Francis Marion University

Why was my request cancelled?

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There are several reasons your ILL request may have been cancelled.  You should receive an explanation in the email you receive telling you it's been cancelled.

Some possible reasons:

  • we own the item you requested, either in print or online
  • you didn't give us enough information to find the item
  • no library is able to supply what you are requesting

Or, when a book is available more quickly through PASCAL (the SC state-wide borrowing network) than through ILL, we will as a courtesy cancel you ILL request and instead place a PASCAL request for you. This is to ensure that you get your item as quickly as possible.