UT Students, Faculty and Staff
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Interlibrary Services at UT Libraries in Austin will obtain books or articles not owned by the Marine Science Library. The service is available to UT faculty, students and staff with a valid UT EID.
ILS Login (UT EID) - Place requests, check status, view articles.
User information profile only needs to be set up once (Name, MSI address, etc.)
For Location Status: must select Distance Learner
When requesting book(s): leave the default as Main Campus Pickup Location PCL
Requested books will arrive at MSI's shipping/freighting office. Email is sent to the patron indicating a package has arrived. Please save the pre-paid mailing envelope that comes with the item. The mailer is addressed to the ILS office and postage has been paid for the patron. Or, MSL can return any items.
Documents are delivered in PDF format via desktop. Patron receives email to "pick-up" the article.
Log in to ILS Login
Go to > Electronically Received Articles (left-hand column)
Interlibrary loan requests or document delivery can take anywhere from 2-5 days, depending on factors such as availability, location of institution, and the mail system. There is no guarantee that ALL materials will be received within a specified time period. Due dates vary with EACH lending library; patrons are responsible for returning materials when asked.
The Marine Science Library follows most of the same policies as other UT Libraries in Austin and has its own OCLC symbol (PAY)
Requests for loans or photocopies from academic institutions outside of the U.S. should be submitted by OCLC.
MSL will loan circulating materials or provide photocopies for a reasonable fee (Texas libraries - no charge)
If library does not have OCLC send email to: firstname.lastname@example.org