Circulation Services

Summit, Interlibrary Loan, & Article Delivery

Borrowing from other Libraries

Current SOU students, faculty, staff, emeritus faculty, and select courtesy borrowers may borrow books, journal articles, and more from other libraries if Hannon Library does not have a copy available. SOU has borrowing agreements with many academic institutions in the Pacific Northwest (Summit) and with other libraries around the world.

Other courtesy borrowers and members of the Ashland community can place interlibrary loan requests through the Jackson County Library System.

How to Place an ILL Request Using the Catalog

  1. To see if we have the item in our collection, search the library catalog by title, author, ISBN, or keywords.

    To find items not available at Hannon Library, change the drop down in the right of the search bar to Hannon + Articles + Other Libraries.

  2. When you find an item in the search results that you’d like to use, look for a link at the bottom of the entry. If you see a link that reads Check for available services or Request this item from other libraries, you can request from another library.

    If the item shows a green link Available at Hannon Library or View full text options, then we have the item in our collection and there is no need to request it through interlibrary loan.

  3. In the record, under “Get it from other locations,” there will be two blue offer cards. There is one for physical copies and one for chapter/article requests. Click “Get It” to open the request form.
  4. Sign in using your SOU campus login credentials, and fill out the form.
  5. Make sure the mandatory fields marked with an asterisk are filled and write any notes or comments in the Notes field.
  6. Click Send Request to finish placing your request.

How to Place an ILL Request Using a Blank Form

If you want to order a specific item and know that is not listed in the Hannon Library catalog, you can enter the citation information directly into the blank ILL request form.

Be sure you can provide enough information about the item to identify it (a citation for an article for example, with the journal title, year of publication, etc.)

Use the button below to fill out the blank ILL form:

ILL Policies

Loan, Arrival, & Hold Periods

Please limit your requests to what you can use during the loan period.

Material Arrival Time Loan Period Hold Shelf Period
Books & Media 5–10 days 42–126 days based on lending library 7 days
PDF 1–3 days NA Maximum of 5 downloads

Other Policies

  • Items with a white Summit book-strap are eligible for a renewal of up-to 42 additional days; ILL items with a blue book-strap are not eligible for renewal. Please contact if you have questions about renewal eligibility.
  • Overdue fines are $0.50 per day, per item, maximum $20.00.
  • Items are billed for replacement after 30 days overdue. Replacement costs are determined by the lending library and are non-refundable if returned after payment has been made to the lending library.
  • Billed items are also assessed a non-refundable service charge of $15.00.
  • ILL items are subject to recall. Due dates may be shortened by the owning institution.
  • If you need an item longer than the allotted loan period, return the item on time and place a new request. You are able to track the progress of your requests and loans by logging into your library account.
  • Items with a white Summit book-strap may be returned at Hannon Library, Rogue Community College, or any Summit library. Items with a blue ILL book-strap may be returned at Hannon Library only.
  • If you no longer need a requested item, you may cancel the request by logging into your Hannon Library account or by contacting
  • All interlibrary loan communication will be sent to your email address.


The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted materials.

Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of those specified 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.

Difficult Items to Borrow Through ILL

  • Digital requests for more than one chapter of a book — if possible, request a physical item loan instead.
  • EBooks
  • Textbooks, popular fiction, new books
  • Reference materials
  • Genealogical materials
  • Archival books and media
  • Rare books
  • Conference proceedings
  • Certain dissertations
  • Engineering standards

Contact Us

If you have any interlibrary loan questions, please contact or 541-552-6823.