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Interlibrary Loan Lending Policies

The Styberg Library of Garrett-Evangelical and Bexley-Seabury lends library materials to other libraries, but not to individuals who are not affiliated with Garrett or Bexley-Seabury. Please contact your school or public library if you would like to borrow from us.

Materials Available for Loan:

  • Circulating books (limit of 4 volumes per loan)
  • Dissertations and theses (only if a second copy is available)
  • Microfilms (limit of 2 reels per loan)
  • Videotapes in the regular stacks

Materials Unavailable for Loan:

  • Periodicals – both bound and unbound – and newspapers
  • Reference materials
  • Items on reserves
  • DVDs and music CDs
  • Items from Special Collections and Archives
  • Theses of which we own only one copy
  • Items on the New Book Shelf

Loan Period and Renewals:

  • 50 days for items not currently in heavy demand
  • Subject to recall after two weeks
  • Includes mailing time
  • No more than one renewal

Fee Schedules:

  • ILLINET, ATLA, CATLA, ACTS libraries – no charge
  • All other libraries - $20.00 per filled loan request; $10.00 per filled article request
  • Invoices are issued with the loan/photocopy. All payments should be made by check or money order in US currency. OCLC’s IFM, IFLA vouchers, international postal coupons, and cash cannot be accepted.
  • Lost ILL item - $125 for replacement and $10 for processing


  • Loans are shipped via USPS library rate and ILDS (Code: UNI).
  • Photocopies are shipped via email, Ariel, mail, and fax.

How to Submit Requests:

OCLC (Code: JET)
Fax: 847-866-3894
Phone: 847-866-3868
Mail: Interlibrary Loan, The Styberg Library, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, 2121 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60201