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Interlibrary Loan

Contact Information

Emilee Smith
Inter-Library Loan (ILL) & Distance Education Coordinator
(502) 897-4553
ill@sbts.edu

Requesting Books

  1. Search WorldCat Discovery for the item you need with the Library Search Books++ tab.   Be sure “Libraries Worldwide” is the Library selected for your search.‚Äč

  2. Items not Held by SBTS may be requested by clicking the  Request Item through Interlibrary Loan  button under its Availability.

  3. If prompted, sign into SBTS Library with your Southern Profile.

  4. Fill in the necessary information and click “Submit.”
    Fields marked with an asterisk (*) are required. You will NOT receive a confirmation email upon form submission.

  5. Patrons will be notified by email when ILL items arrive. These are to be picked up and returned at the Circulation Desk by the due dates listed on the book covers.

    Distance Students must forward Ready-for-Pickup notification emails to ill@sbts.edu along with their current mailing address.

Receiving Books

Patrons will be notified by email when ILL items arrive. These are to be picked up and returned at the Circulation Desk by the due dates listed on the book covers. Distance Students must forward Ready-for-Pickup notification emails to ill@sbts.edu along with their current mailing address.

Turn-Around Time

Turn-around time may be as little as two days or as long as two to three weeks. Response time varies greatly depending on the type and availability of the material being requested, the delivery system being used, and the processing efficiency of the lending library.

Returning Books

Due dates for ILL materials are set by the lending library and printed on the book strap. This date takes precedence over your typical due dates.  Renewal requests are not guaranteed, but can be made no later than a week prior to due date by emailing ill@sbts.edu.

Please do not remove ILL book straps. Items returned without book straps may incur processing fines.

Distance students are responsible for the safe return of all books and for the return postage on all items. We recommend that you insure and track your package.

ILL books should be returned to:

SBTS Library
Attn: Distance Education
2825 Lexington Rd.
Louisville, KY 40280