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Interlibrary Loan, or ILL, is a service that borrows books and acquires journal articles that the American River College Library and other colleges in the Los Rios District do not own. The ARC Library requests the resources you need from partner libraries in California and across the country.

Los Rios faculty, staff and current students are eligible for Interlibrary Loan privileges. There is no charge for most interlibrary loan requests. If there is a charge for material, you will be notified in advance for approval of charges.

Before requesting an item, please verify that no Los Rios libraries already own it by looking for it in OneSearch. You can also ask a librarian for help.

Please note the following (find more details in Check Out Policies):

  • Textbooks for current classes are not eligible for ILL.
  • For book requests, it may take a few weeks for the item to arrive.
  • Some ILL items may not be renewed.
  • Return the item to the ARC library Circulation desk where you received it.
  • Fines may apply for late, lost, or damaged items.
  • Library staff might contact you for clarification about your request(s).

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