Loan periods vary by type of resource and academic standing.
Includes visiting faculty
Includes community patrons, faculty and staff spouses, and local high school students
An email receipt is automatically sent to the borrower at the time of check out and serves as the official notice of when items are due. As a courtesy NDSU Libraries will also attempt to notify the borrower when materials become overdue.
Automatic reminder notices will be sent by email. These messages are sent 5 days before an item is due, on the actual due date, and again 5 days after an item’s due date.
Overdue notices will be sent by email. Overdue notices will be sent 10 days after an item's due date and again 20 days after an item’s due date.
After an item is 30 days overdue, it is considered lost and a $115.00 replacement fee for lost materials is added to the borrower’s library account with a notification sent to the borrower’s email.
|Maximum fine per item|
|Books||$115.00 replacement fee if item is not returned|
|Day lockers||$10.00 per item|
|Graphing calculators||$10.00 per item|
|Headphones||$10.00 per item|
|GoPro Cameras||$500.00 replacement fee if item is not returned|
|Laptop Chargers||$115.00 replacement fee if item is not returned|
|Maps||$115.00 replacement fee if item is not returned|
|Media||$10.00 per item|
|Periodicals||$10.00 per item|
|Reserves (two hour)||$10.00 per item|
|Reserves (three day)||$10.00 per item|
|State/Federal Documents||$115.00 replacement fee if item is not returned|
|Study room keys||$10.00 per item|
|USB Cords||$10.00 per item|
|Whiteboard markers/erasers||$10.00 per item|
Interlibrary Loan provides NDSU faculty, staff, and students access to the collections of local, regional, and national libraries by using technologically enhanced systematic search and retrieval methods.
While books and periodical articles are the most common requests that Interlibrary Loan receives, you may also request other materials such as media (CDs and DVDs), theses, and dissertations. Materials that will usually not be available for request include periodicals, rare books, reference items, or items from special collections.
You may also request materials that the NDSU Libraries already owns that are on the course reserves shelf, are in-use, or are non-circulating. However, Interlibrary Loan will reserve the right to evaluate and cancel these types of requests for the following reasons:
You may request materials that the NDSU Libraries owns but are marked as lost or missing. You may request popular fiction and bestseller books, but these materials may not be available due to high demand at other libraries. With the exception of some Canadian libraries, Interlibrary Loan will usually not borrow materials from foreign countries. Interlibrary Loan will not order textbooks that are required for classes and that are available for purchase from the NDSU Bookstore. If your library account has been blocked, Interlibrary Loan will not process requests until the block is removed.
While there is not a limit to the number of ILL requests that can be placed at one time, staff reserves the right to process them in a manner that will not cause an undue burden on other libraries or their collections.
The interlibrary loan form can be reached from the Libraries' home page.
The length of time to receive your materials may vary according to the material type and its original location.
Books, media, dissertations, and theses
You will be notified by email (through your NDSU email account) when your materials arrive. Please bring your NDSU Library card or a valid picture ID to the Circulation Desk to pick up materials.
Physical and PDF copies of articles are yours to keep.
For books, media, dissertations, and theses, the average loan period is four weeks. You can request a renewal through your ILLIad account or by contacting the Interlibrary Loan office at (701) 231-8885.
Occasionally, Interlibrary Loan will receive a request for you to return a material before its due date. When this occurs, Interlibrary Loan will notify you by phone or by email that you must return the material immediately. If possible, Interlibrary Loan will place another request for the item on your behalf.
There is no cost for placing requests through Interlibrary Loan.
You are responsible for returning Interlibrary Loan materials by their due dates. The due date for each item is listed on the checkout slip provided with the item, and can also be found by checking your ILLiad account. If ILL materials are lost, damaged, or not returned, the libraries that own the materials will determine appropriate fees for repair or replacement; these charges will be billed directly to your One Stop account.
North Dakota State University’s Interlibrary Loan service (OCLC code: NWQ) is pleased to provide loans and copies to other academic, public, and special libraries from our collections at the Main Library, Klai Juba Wald Architectural Studies Library, Health Sciences Library, Business Learning Center, and Annex storage facility.
Individuals are encouraged to request loans and copies of our materials through the Interlibrary Loan services offered through their own local libraries.
Interlibrary Loan will lend circulating materials such as books, DVDs, CDs, dissertations, and government publications. Copies of articles from NDSU Libraries’ periodical collections are also available.
While materials such as rare books, reference, and items from the Germans from Russia Heritage Collection and the NDSU Archives collections do not circulate, copies of specific pages may be requested.
Materials from the NDSU Libraries Shott Collection (popular fiction and non-fiction) do not circulate through Interlibrary Loan.
Requests for items that are on course reserves, in-use, non-circulating, or marked as lost/missing will be non-supplied with the appropriate explanation.
Interlibrary Loan will usually not supply loans to overseas countries but will supply electronic photocopies of articles.
NWQ participates in OCLC World Resource Sharing (ILLiad) and Ex Libris’ Alma (as part of the Online Dakota Information Network (ODIN)). We will accept requests via email or standard ALA forms from libraries not on those systems.
There are no overdue fines for late materials, but libraries are encouraged to return or renew materials when they become due. Interlibrary Loan will assess replacement fees for lost, damaged, or severely overdue materials, and will send an invoice to the borrowing library.
Interlibrary Loan The Libraries NDSU Dept. 2080 PO Box 6050 Fargo, ND 58108-6050
8:00 am to 5:00 pm (CST) Monday - Friday except on major holidays
Pull Service is an NDSU Libraries delivery service that allows access to items located in the Off-Campus Storage Annex.
NDSU students, staff, and faculty can all request items from the Off-Campus Storage through Pull Service. Pull Services is not available to community patrons.
You must submit a Pull Service request form. You will have to log in with your NDSU credentials to access the form. Pull Service requests are fulfilled during the Off-Campus Storage Annex’s normal business hours, Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm, barring closures for holidays or irregular operations.
Pull Service requests for articles/specified chapters will be scanned and sent to you via your NDSU e-mail address. If you wish to receive a physical item, please note on the request form where you would prefer to pick up the item. Physical items can currently be delivered to the Main Library, Klai Juba Wald Architectural Studies Library, and Business Learning Center. Deliveries are completed Monday- Friday once daily, barring closures for holidays or irregular operations.
Pull Service operations are not available when the Off-Campus Storage Annex is closed.
Patrons are permitted to request up to 20 items per day and 100 items per month from the Off-Campus Storage Annex.
NDSU Libraries patrons can request an appointment to visit the Off-Campus Storage Annex for research purposes. This is also an option if you need access to more than the allotted number of items. Items cannot be checked out from the Off-Campus Storage Annex directly, and must be routed to the Main Library, Klai Juba Wald Architectural Studies Library, or the Business Learning Center for checkout.
Your NDSU ID card functions as your library card.
|Number of physical items|
|NDSU faculty and staff members; NDSU graduate students; NDSU visiting faculty members; McNair students; NDUS faculty and staff members; NDUS graduate students||100|
|NDSU undergraduate students; NDSU alumni; Tri-College faculty and staff members; Tri-College graduate and undergraduate students||50|
|NDSU continuing education/workshop students; Fargo-Moorhead high school students; Fargo-Moorhead community patrons; NDUS undergraduate students||10|
People located at NDSU without a faculty appointment can request library access by filling out an NDSU Early Employee ID Request Form and submitting the form, accompanied by a letter from their respective departments requesting access, to Human Resources. Completing this process will allow individuals to check out materials, access library databases, and use interlibrary loan services.
Library borrowing privileges are made available for Tri-College and NDUS students with student IDs. Area high school students must present a Student Referral Form signed by their school librarian or instructor.
North Dakota, South Dakota, and Minnesota residents, Alumni, immediate family/spouses of NDSU employees, and library workshop participants who provide a valid driver's license or other proof of residence can be issued an NDSU Libraries community borrower card free of charge at the Main Library Circulation Desk, Business Learning Center, or the Klai Juba Wald Architectural Studies Library.
Borrowing privileges will be suspended at all NDSU Libraries for the following reasons:
Intentionally defacing or destroying library materials is a criminal act (North Dakota Century Code 32-03-09.2). Anyone caught mutilating library materials will be questioned and campus security will be notified. University patrons will be prosecuted by the University, and public patrons will be prosecuted through the civil judicial system.