Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a free service that allows NIC students to borrow books and articles from other libraries. ILL is a cooperative effort among many libraries in North America.
Who can submit ILL requests?
Molstead Library's interlibrary loan (ILL) service is available to current NIC students, faculty, and staff, as well as emeritus faculty, NIC Board of Trustees members and NIC Foundation Board of Directors members. We will attempt to borrow materials requested by the above patron groups from any OCLC member library in the United States or abroad with the following exceptions:
No charges or fees are assessed NIC students. NIC will pay up to $10 for materials for current NIC faculty and staff.
NIC students are limited to 20 ILLs per semester, though the Circulation Supervisor may waive this limit when circumstances warrant. Any patron may be referred to a local public library if the library holds the requested item(s), as this may be preferable to waiting for the item to arrive via ILL.
ILL requests are processed daily by the Circulation Supervisor, who will notify patrons when their items have arrived. Depending on the scarcity of the item requested, it can take 7 to 30 days for a book to arrive. Articles generally arrive much quicker, in digital format, from same day to 14 days.
Last Updated: 12/12/18
As a student taking online NIC classes using Canvas or Interactive Video Conferencing (IVC) or attending courses at one of NIC’s satellite campuses, library staff is available to provide you with materials and services that will support your coursework. Contact the eLearning department for more information about taking classes from off-campus.
The library's e-research tools are all available online at the library web site. When the need arises, Molstead Library will mail books to your doorstep free of charge if you are a student living more than 20 miles from campus. Books may then be returned to your local NIC Outreach Center, mailed back to the library directly (at your own expense), or you may return books to most local public or college libraries (contact your local library first for confirmation of this service).
Books from Molstead Library to Your Mailbox
TO RETURN ITEMS: Mail materials back to Molstead Library or drop them off at the NIC at Sandpoint or NIC at Bonners Ferry main office.
Last Updated: 07.19.23