Interlibrary Loan Overview
Interlibrary loan provides access to academic resources that are currently unavailable at Taylor Memorial Library. If you are a student, faculty or staff member of Centenary College, you are eligible to request to borrow materials from other libraries through this service. Undergraduates may request ten or fewer resources per week, and graduate students may request as many resources as needed.
Check Taylor Memorial Library’s resources before requesting an item through interlibrary loan. If the item is not available, use the following interlibrary loan procedure:
Access JerseyCat by clicking the JerseyCat logo. JerseyCat is New Jersey's statewide virtual catalog and interlibrary loan system, which offers access to books, CDs, DVDs, videos and audiobooks held by member libraries.
- Search JerseyCat and compete and submit a request form for each desired item. How to Search JerseyCat
- After a request is submitted, patrons can follow its status online. How to Check Request Status
- If you have trouble finding the needed item on JerseyCat, complete an Interlibrary Loan Request Form and the Library's staff will assist you in obtaining it.
Although Taylor Memorial Library offers free interlibrary loan services, some institutions charge a fee to borrow their materials. If a requested item is only available with an associated fee, Taylor Memorial Library will notify the borrower. If the borrower decides to accept the charge, it must be paid within two days of notification, or the request will need to be reprocessed.
Please note that it can take approximately 2 weeks or more to receive a requested item; wait times may be longer, if a number of libraries must be contacted to obtain the item or if the item is only available outside of New Jersey.
Loan period: Typically 3 weeks; however, some lending libraries have shorter or longer loan periods. Always refer to the due date on the front of the book. A late fee will be charged for overdue books.
Renewals: To request a renewal of an interlibrary loan item, contact Taylor Memorial Library before the due date. Taylor Memorial Library will attempt to renew the item, but if the lending library refuses, it must be returned by the due date. Another copy of the item may be requested from another library.
Lost Materials: The lending institution determines its charge, which is paid by the borrower.
If you have any questions regarding the interlibrary loan service, contact Taylor Memorial Library at (908) 852-1400 x2345.
Interlibrary Loan Request Form
If you have trouble finding a needed item in JerseyCat, complete this form and the Library's staff will assist you. Incomplete forms will not be processed.