We Do Not Send Physical Items Internationally.
Making a LBCShare Request is easy:
Items you are able to request:
Thesis & Dissertations
You can request just about anything that is owned by libraries world-wide. Some restrictions will apply, materials that are old or rare, archive or museum holdings as well as items that may be fragile or expensive my not be available for borrowing. We are unable to request required textbooks through LBCShare ILL.
If you have any questions about material that may be difficult to locate. Email email@example.com
Materials can be picked up from your home branch. Please indicate the pick up location when you make your request.
**If you live more than 30/45 minutes from any LBC Library Branch you can indicate that you would like the material Shipped to you in the Mail.
Please allow 3-6 business days for articles to reach you via your my account and up to two weeks for books to arrive by mail.
ISBN and ISSN are unique identifiers for books and journals or magazines. Providing the correct ISBN or ISSN will speed up the request process. If you need help identifying these numbers use the Ask Us! chat or submit a question form. CLICK HERE
Journal Articles and Scans are made available for 30 days or 5 views.
You will receive notice that the Article/Scan is available in your My Account.
We suggest downloading and saving the Article or Scan the first time you view it.
The ILL materials have been sent from other institutions specifically for you. Allowing someone else to borrow the material would be a breach of policy between our institution and the lender. The patron borrowing the material is responsible if the item were to be damaged or lost while checked out to them.
ILL requests are for research related materials only. Any sort of pleasure reading, and personal use should be borrowed through your public library. Thank you for understanding.
Physical Items are typically lent for 2-3 weeks.
Lending length can very. Due Dates depend on the Lending Library Policies for that item.
Most materials can be renewed. It will be up to the lending library to issue the renewal.
To request an renewal:
You will receive one of two notifications:
Renewal Granted: a new due date will display on your account.
Renewal Denied: Please return the item on or before the due date.
All Physical materials borrowed have due dates indicated in two places:
If you do not return items on time a .50 a day charge will be assessed for every day overdue.
If you remove the book strap a fine will also be assessed when the book is returned.
Outstanding fines and fees may prevent you from requesting and checking out materials.
Awaiting Copyright Clearance
Your article request is awaiting copyright processing to determine if any copyright fees need to be paid.
Awaiting Document Delivery Processing
Your request was routed to staff who will supply the item from collections at LBC. Request for articles located in print journals at the Lancaster Branch.
Cancelled By Staff
Your request was cancelled by staff. You should have received an email message explaining why the item was cancelled. If you are unsure why the request was cancelled, you can contact staff by using ASK US! Please include the transaction number with your question.
Doc Del means your requested item is being processed at a LBC Library Branch. You will be notified when a hold is created for you.
Request In Processing
Your request is currently being processed.
Routed to Document Delivery
Your request was sent to a LBC Library Branch for them to supply,
LBCShare runs on Tipasa, a software provided by OCLC WorldShare
Tipasa is a cloud-based Interlibrary loan management system that automates routine borrowing and lending functions for individual libraries. The Tipasa system is built on the OCLC WorldShare platform and takes advantage of the world's largest resource sharing network.
If you would like some more information on Tipasa you can find an information brochure here.
According to the copyright law of the United States, libraries may not request more than five articles from the more recent five years of any journal during a one-year period. You may receive notification that the library is OVER COPYRIGHT and we will be unable to fill your request.
NOTICE: WARNING OF COPYRIGHT RESTRICTIONS
The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted materials.
We ask that you limit the amount of physical items to 10 at a time.
You may request unlimited Articles/Scans available via your My Account.