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Interlibrary Loan & Document Delivery Services:  

Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary loan (ILL) is a library sharing system which allows students, faculty, and staff to borrow books and articles not owned by the JSOU Library.

Document Delivery

Document Delivery is for books, articles, and media owned by the JSOU Library. You can request:

  • Books, audiobooks, and DVDs to be pulled and placed on hold
  • Book chapter scans
  • Article scans

Forms & Contacts

 

Email request forms or the full citation for all requested items to jsoulibrary@socom.mil  

 

Questions? Call or email us.

Book requests             813.826.4663

Article requests           813.826.4610

Document Delivery      813.826.4610/4663

Copyright Notice

The copyright law of the United States (title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specific conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be “used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research.” If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of “fair use,” that user may be liable for copyright infringement. This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.

Guidelines

What can be borrowed through ILL?

Books and journal, newspaper, and magazine articles not owned by the JSOU Library.

 

What cannot be borrowed through ILL?

  • Textbooks
  • Reference materials
  • Whole journal issues
    • *Copyright restrictions prohibit borrowing more than one article from a single issue of a periodical published in the last 5 years*
  • Rare books, manuscripts, etc.
  • Audiovisual materials
  • Materials not available through traditional library databases such as some association publications, web-based articles, and industry standards.

 

​How do I request a book or article?

​First, check the Catalog or eJournal finder to see if the library owns the books or has access to a journal through a database.

If unavailable email jsoulibrary@socom.mil with the complete citation or fill out the form provided. 

 

How long does it take?

​We will submit requests as quickly as possible, but plan ahead as it can take time for requests to be processed and filled by a lending library. This process can take a week or more.

 

Is there a cost?

The library will usually pay any associated costs. However, if we have exceeded our ILL budget for the fiscal year we will not be able to obtain any materials which will incur a charge.

 

How do I retrieve my ILL?

Library staff will email you when your requested material arrives. Books can be picked up at the Circulation Desk. Articles will be emailed to you directly.

 

How do I renew an ILL?

Checkout periods and renewals are determined by the lending library. Renewals must be requested at least 3 days before the due date in order to process the request in a timely manner and remain in good standing with the lending library.

Call 813-826-4663 or email jsoulibrary@socom.mil  

 

Theses & Dissertations

The library will attempt to obtain theses and dissertations through ILL, but each library has its own lending policy regarding the loan of dissertations. If it has not been digitized, there will likely be a fee which the library may not be able to pay and libraries generally will not loan original copies.

You may be able to find a dissertation through the library's ProQuest Dissertations & Theses database or online through various archives:

Open Access Theses and Dissertations

PQDT Open

EThOS (United Kingdom national thesis service)