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ILL and Bulldog Delivery Holiday

July 2nd, 2013 by Christy Inge in Announcements, Interlibrary Loan

InterLibrary Loan and Bulldog Delivery services will be suspended from July 11th through July 21st. If you are in need of materials please make your requests as soon as possible.  Services will resume on Monday, July 22nd.

InterLibrary Loan Holiday

May 20th, 2011 by jimm wetherbee in Announcements, Interlibrary Loan

The InterLibrary Loan services of the Ethel K. Smith Library will be temporarily suspended from Friday, May 27 through Tuesday, May 31.  All requests will be replied to on Wednesday, June 1.  For questions please contact Christy Inge at or ext. 8091.

The World at the Library

February 25th, 2010 by Isaac Meadows in Features, Interlibrary Loan

InterLibrary Loan (ILL) is a service whereby the Ethel K. Smith Library can request a copy of books or articles we do not own or have access to from another library. Articles cost 10¢ per page, but there is no charge for book requests. ILL requests can take anywhere from 2 days to 2 weeks to fulfill. Visit the InterLibrary Loan link on the Library homepage for more information!

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ILL: What’s the Story

October 10th, 2006 by Alison Simpson in Interlibrary Loan

* What is an Interlibrary Loan?

Also called an ILL, is a cooperaive service among regional and national libraries that allows Wingate students, faculty, and staff to acquire materials which are not available in the EKS Library collection.

*Where do I start?

For online forms, visit the EKS Library web site at Then go to Databases, select Inter-library Loan (ILL). One form is for book requests and one form is for article requests. Fill out the appropriate form completely and submit. Print forms are also available at the Library’s Circulation Desk.

*How long does it take to receive materials?

Allow at least two weeks before you actually need the ILL item.

*How will I know it is here?

You will be notified by email when the item has arrived. Retrieve your item(s) at the Library’s Circulation desk. For books, the DUE DATE will be clearly marked on the ILL label.

*How much does it cost?

Books are free. Articles are $.10 per page.

Please note: Faculty, staff and students will be assessed an overdue charge of $5 per item for books that are returned more than 30 days overdue and articles that are not picked up within 30 days of being notified to do so.

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Williams, Library Access Services Assistant, at or ext. 8091.

Things to Do When the Library is Closed

March 15th, 2005 by jimm wetherbee in E-Resources, Interlibrary Loan, Reserves

It’s true that—all things being equal—we would all like to see the library doors open whenever someone needed what the Ethel K. has to offer. All things are not equal. Even so, over the past few years the library has been able to offer a number of services to the Wingate University community at or near a 24/7 basis.

So, for everyone whose academic life revolves around the library, here are a few of things you can do when all is still within the library walls.

  • Look up and read articles and books from NC-LIVE. NC-LIVE@Home provides full text journal articles and books online. That’s right; books are also available from NCLIVE. Check out the link to net Library on the Library’s NCLIVE page ( That comes to over 20,000 full-text book titles. If those are not enough books, you can also go to World Cat in NC-LIVE to select from tens of millions of books. See and for more details.
  • Submit inter-library loan requests. Found a book or article you need that is not full text? Check out and submit a request online.
  • Look up and read e-reserves. As long as you remember to append ACAD\to your username (e.g.,ACAD\stu), you are able to read reserve material that has been placed online. There’s more on this at
  • Look up books for the next day. One can use the online catalog directly from the library homepage ( and it is available all day save for the hours of 4:00 to 6:00 a.m. (when the database is backed up).
  • While you are in the online catalog, you can also see whether any books are about due and renew them. Click on the button on the online catalog. Hints: the barcode is your student ID and the PIN is 00000 (you can change the PIN later). Read the books you checked out and the articles you already copied when the library was open.

This is not an exhaustive list and there is more that the library staff hopes to offer, but even so, the above could fill many an evening or early morning.

Bulldog Delivery

February 15th, 2003 by jimm wetherbee in Features, Interlibrary Loan

Susan Sganga wishes to remind instructors who teach any classes at the Matthews Center that the Library offers Bulldog Delivery service for all students in their classes. Students can request that articles, ERIC documents, or books be delivered to them by their professors. There is no charge for this service, beyond a fee of $.10/page for articles or ERIC Documents. Please have your students call Susan Sganga at ext. 8097 or email her at with any questions or requests.