Through its interlibrary loan service the FC Library attempts
to borrow materials from other libraries to enhance the academic
research needs of Fullerton College students, faculty, and staff. Academic
research includes material needed to complete class assignments,
to support curriculum, or meet campus needs. Items missing from
the Library's collection can also be obtained. Due to limited
staff, we are unable to request materials for recreational reading
and other non-academic interests.
Currently enrolled Fullerton College students, faculty, staff, and professors
emeriti may use interlibrary loan with a limit of ten requests per academic
year. Individuals who do not return interlibrary loan materials in a timely
manner or abuse the system in place will have their privileges revoked.
Books, theses and dissertations, musical scores, and some materials
reproduced in microform, such as newspapers, can be borrowed. Photocopies
of non-circulating materials, primarily periodical articles, can be
requested in accordance with the copyright law.
Materials Not Offered
Unfortunately, we are unable to obtain the following materials:
textbooks, books owned by this library and temporarily in use; periodical
volumes; bulky or fragile items; DVDs and compact disks;
reference books; eBooks; and rare or valuable materials.
We attempt to borrow material for free. Any
costs charged by the lending library must be paid by the
borrower. The borrower should indicate a maximum amount he/she
is willing to pay on the Interlibrary Loan Request Form.
The Library pays for postage and mailing insurance in most
The borrower should fill out an Interlibrary
Loan Request [pdf] form and be sure to indicate maximum cost and date
needed. For faster service accurate and complete bibliographic citations
must be supplied, along with the source of the information and full
Typically, two to three weeks is needed to process
requests. Libraries in the Cal West Consortium usually send
the request within the week or fax materials, when appropriate,
within 2 business days.
When the material arrives and is processed, the requestor will be
contacted by phone or email. All materials may be picked up
at the Circulation Desk.
The loan period and renewal options are determined by the lending
library. The loan period is usually three weeks. Photocopies may be kept by the requestor. Some
lending libraries may specify special conditions regarding the use of their
materials, such as "No Renewals" or "In Library Use Only."
All materials borrowed through Interlibrary Loan must
be returned to the Library Circulation Desk. Late return of materials
jeopardizes our ability to borrow from other libraries in the future.
Please leave all
book bands attached to the material.