Interlibrary Loan Service guidelines:
- Interlibrary loans are loans of materials between libraries (or between CAIs), in those cases in which a certain material or resource is not available in the library (or CAI) of the user who requests it.
- As we stated above, if the resource is not in the CAI, we can request it to other libraries in Puerto Rico or abroad. The university community (students, professors and members of the administration) of the UIPR can request interlibrary loans to the different venues of our university system.
- Persons who are not members of the UIPR System and need to request an interlibrary loan must apply through the library of their institution or through a Public Library.
- Before requesting this type of loan, we recommend our users to visit our Online Catalog to verify that the desired resource is not in the CAI..
The different types of Interlibrary Loans:
A. Internal Loans – Members of the UIPR
Bayamón Campus – Bayamón campus – The user must request the materials in the CAI of Bayamón. There at the Circulation desk they will fill out a form to request an Interlibrary Loan.
Others Enclosures – The user can request the material in one of the libraries belonging to the UIPR Institution (the user requesting must be from the Bayamon Campus).
The user will have a maximum of three working days to collect the resource at the Circulation desk after being notified that their material requested has arrived..
El usuario tendrá un máximo de tres días laborales para recoger el recurso en el CAI luego de haber sido notificado que ya está disponible.
Please direct these loans to email@example.com o or fill out the electronic form.
B. External loans – Other educational institutions of Puerto Rico
The librarian in charge of interlibrary loans can copy and paste the Interlibrary Loan requested from the American Library Association and send it to the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out the electronic form.
C. International loans– Institutions outside of Puerto Rico
The librarian in charge of interlibrary loans can copy and paste the Interlibrary Loan request from the American Library Association and send it to the following email address: email@example.com or fill out the electronic form.