Interlibrary Services/Interlibrary Loan:
Lending Policy for Other Libraries
The San Francisco State University (SF State) Library shares its collections with other libraries via our Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Lending Unit. SF State ILL does NOT accept requests from individual researchers. If you are not an ILL staff member at another library, please request our collection items by using your library's ILL service.
Submitting a Request
You may submit requests by the following methods:
|OCLC:||Send the request to CSF through OCLC|
|Non-OCLC requests:||Please email, fax or mail request to us|
|ILLiad:||Send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an account|
|E-mail:||E-mail complete information to email@example.com|
J. Paul Leonard Library
San Francisco State University
1630 Holloway Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94132
We do NOT accept requests over the telephone.
Checkout period: 4 weeks
Renewals: 2 weeks
Shipping Method: UPS or US Mail or Air Mail
Rush Delivery: Fed Ex with borrowers account number
Restrictions: 50 pages or less per request
Delivery: Fax; Mail; Ariel; Odyssey
While turnaround time varies, we strive to ship copies or loans within 24 hours.
|Type of Library||Loans||Copies||Special Handing / Rush|
|CA Public & School Libraries||Free||Free||NA|
|Reciprocal Libraries||Free||Free||10 IFM or $10.00|
|Other US libraries||15 IFM or $15.00||10 IFM or $10.00||20 IFM or $20.00|
|International Libraries||20 IFM, $20.00 or 3 IFLA vouchers||10 IFM, $10.00 or 2 IFLA vouchers (sent via Ariel)||30 IFM, $30.00 or 4 IFLA Vouchers|
Material Available for Loan
- Books in the Main Collection
- Dissertations and Masters Theses
- Government Publications
- Music Scores in the Main Collection
- Some items in the Map and Atlas Collection
Material NOT Available for Loan
- Audio and Video Recordings in all formats
- Computer Software (CDs)
- E-books and E-journals
- Microforms (microfiche and microfilm)
- Periodicals (current or bound)
- Special Collections: de Bellis Collection, Special Collections/Archives, Labor Archives and Research Center
Returning Loaned Items
Please return our item(s) in Jiffy Bags (or, for oversize items and multiple items, in a box) via UPS, Fed Ex, air mail or US Mail. Please do not use library rate to return our materials.
Hours & Calendar
SF State DDS/ILL is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Pacific Time Zone.
The department suspends services between December 15 and January 1 during the University's holiday closure.