Interlibrary Loan Policy

Policy: 7.2

Volume:  7, Library

Chapter:  2, Interlibrary Loan Policy

Responsible Executive:  Library Director

Executive Council Approval Date:  July 15, 2014

Originally Issued:  March 15, 2011

Revised:July 15, 2014


The Library’s primary goal is to support the mission of the University to provide quality educational programs in the fields of health care and education in concert with the Judaic commitment to social justice, intellectual pursuit, and service to humanity.   Library policies provide guidance and expectation in regards to Library functions and services.

Through our Interlibrary Loan policy and services, Touro University California Library endeavors to promote research and scholarship by making resources not immediately available in the Library’s collection accessible to our campus community. 


  • Faculty
  • Adjunct Faculty
  • Staff
  • Students

Policy statement:

  • Materials not owned by the Library or available online may be requested from another library via interlibrary loan (ILL). Touro University California (TUC) students, faculty, adjunct faculty, and staff are eligible for interlibrary loan borrowing privileges. 
  • TUC students, faculty, adjunct faculty, and staff are permitted unlimited interlibrary loan requests at no charge.
  • Interlibrary loans may be requested via the Interlibrary Loan Request Form or by contacting the librarian for your college, school, or program.
  • Required and recommended textbooks on current reading lists are not eligible to be requested through interlibrary loan.  
  • Interlibrary loan requests are processed Mondays-Fridays and are typically filled by a lending institution within one to seven business days.  Delivery is typically in electronic format whenever possible and except for adjunct faculty must be delivered to an official e-mail address.  Physical materials, such as books or media are delivered via postal mail to the TUC Library and must be picked up at the TUC Library.  Rush requests will be honored whenever workload and positive response by lending libraries allow. 


In the spirit of reciprocity, Touro University California Library promotes lending and sharing library materials whenever possible to encourage and enhance positive library relationships, thereby increasing our potential to borrow library materials needed by TUC students, faculty, adjunct faculty and staff.

Materials that cannot be lent include: items in our Reserve, Reference, and the Historical Collections and Archives, as well as items deemed to have particularly high-use by TUC students or faculty or are of high monetary value.

All interlibrary loan requests must comply with U.S. Copyright Law.

Questions regarding this policy can be directed to the Access Services & Instruction Librarian or Library Director.