Interlibary loan is a free service that obtains materials not available via Lane Library for students, faculty, and staff. It includes scans/photocopies of articles and book chapters, and physical items (books, videos, dissertations, etc.) borrowed from other libraries. Please direct questions about interlibrary loan to [email protected] or (920) 748-8750
Place A Request
Before requesting an item, please check to see whether Lane Library offers online or print access. ILL is only for items that are not owned by the library. You may not request items that are required reading for class (textbooks, etc.). Allow about one to two weeks for receipt.
Note: Obtaining DVDs, videos and CDs through interlibrary loan is often difficult. Because our mission is to supply materials to support college coursework we ask that students use alternate sources to obtain items not relevant to their courses of study.
All interlibrary loan requests are subject to United States copyright law.
Any interlibrary loan item overdue in excess of five days will be fined $1 per day. Any item overdue by thirty days will be billed a $50 overdue fine, as well as any additional charges levied by the lending library. To avoid charges over the weekend, all items must be returned by Friday at 4:30. Fines will be charged directly to your student account.
Please remember that these items are provided by the lending libraries as a courtesy to Lane Library. Overdue items jeopardize our reputation as a borrower, and lending libraries may stop honoring our requests. Your individual borrowing privileges could also be suspended.
Service During College Breaks
Winter: Ripon College is closed for one month. The library cannot guarantee a two-month due date for interlibrary loan items and, therefore, is unable to provide service to students over the break.
Summer: Lane Library provides interlibrary loan service to those students working and researching on campus in the summer months.
For more information, download our Interlibrary Loan FAQ sheet.
Please use our renewal form below. All renewals are given at the discretion of the lending library. Please make renewal requests before the date due.