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Library Services and Policies

Intra-Library Loan (ILL)

Intra-Library Loan (ILL) with LACCD Libraries (or Holds)

Intra-Library loan, or ILL, borrows books that the ELAC Libraries do not own or carry in print, but are available at another District College's Library. (Please note that our district does not participate in Interlibrary Loan, which borrows books from Libraries outside of our district.)

Intra-Library Loan is available to all LACCD students, faculty, and staff. 

ILL Procedure:

  1. Users will now place their own ILL request through ELAC's Online Public Access Catalog.
  2. Before you search for items, change the Library dropdown to "ALL"  to search all LACCD Library holdings.
  3. Once you have found a book you would like to have sent to ELAC, click on the item, and then click on "Place Hold." (Note: Items that cannot be requested will not have the "Place Hold" option.)
  4. Input your student ID number (or library barcode number for faculty and staff) and your pin (month and day of your birthday). 
  5. Select your pickup location and submit the hold.
  6. It takes approximately up to 5 working days to receive the requested material.

ILL Policies

  • ‚ÄčPatrons will receive an email notification once a book arrives and is available for check out. You will pick up material(s) at the circulation desk on the first floor.  Items will be held for seven days.  

  • LACCD students can borrow up to ten regular circulating books from any library in the LACCD.

  • You can borrow books for up to 28 days (No renewals allowed).

  • Only general collection circulating books can be requested through the ILL/Holds process.

  • Materials that are not available for ILL include the following:

    • Reference materials

    • Reserve materials

    • Audio visual materials

    • Periodicals

    • Circulating Textbooks

    • DVD requests can only be placed between ELAC's Monterey Park Campus Library and the South Gate Campus Libraries.

  • We make our best effort to help you place the request, but it is at the discretion of the holding library to fulfill it. 

ILL Fines and Fees

  • There is no charge to use this service. However, you will be responsible or liable for any late, lost, or damaged materials. 
  • Please return materials on time, directly to the circulation desk, to avoid fines and holds on your record. Failure to return material may result in suspension of library privileges. 
  • Bills for lost items and processing fee will be charged and paid at the ELAC libraries through the Fiscal Office.