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Interlibrary Loan

Learn how to locate, borrow, renew, and request books and audiovisual materials

About interlibrary loan (ILL)

Interlibrary loan, or ILL, is a service provided by the library that allows students, staff, and faculty in good standing to borrow books from other institutions at no charge.

  • First, check whether a book is available at JSCC by searching the library catalog.
  • If you can't find something in our library, return to the main catalog search page and choose "ALL" from the library drop-down menu – this lets you search the holdings of most community colleges in the state.
    Catalog search box with 'all' selected from library menu (screencapture)
  • When you find a book you want at another college, click on the "Place Hold" link. Enter your library barcode number in the "User ID" field and your password in the "PIN" field. Then, press Enter or the "Place Hold" button to request the item.
    Place hold link indicated on list of options from catalog item record (screencapture)Place Hold form for selected book with library card number in User ID text field, obscured password entered for PIN, and James Sprunt selected by default as 'Pickup at' location (screencapture)
  • You'll then see a confirmation that your request has been submitted. You may also contact the library staff to place your request.
  • Can't find what you need in our system? Try searching other libraries with WorldCat or ask us to find something. When you're ready to request a book, drop by the library, e-mail us (, or call us at (910) 275-6330.
  • ILL items typically take at least 1 week to arrive, and loans from outside the system may take longer. Make sure you request books early enough to allow time to complete your assignments.
  • When your books are available to be checked out, you'll be notified at your JSCC e-mail account.
  • ILL service is provided at no charge to students, staff, and faculty. Charges will be incurred for overdue, damaged, or lost items.
  • Our access to these shared resources depends on our good relations with other libraries. Please respect materials and policies of other institutions.

Logging into the catalog

  1. User ID: Library barcode number (starting with "24" – no spaces)
  2. Alternate ID: Leave blank
  3. PIN: If you don't know your PIN, contact the library staff.

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