Winter Break Closure & Interlibrary Loan Service

Remember to request materials that you need over winter break early!

The Libraries will close at 6 p.m. on Friday, December 17, 2021 and will reopen on Monday, January 3, 2022. Our ILL staff will not be processing requests or responding to messages during that time. In general, please allow extra time for shipping delays for books during this time of year, and remember that many other libraries will be closed for the holidays and, therefore, not sending materials requested via ILL until they reopen.

There are two things you can do to increase the likelihood that your request will be delivered to you during break while staff are not working:

  1. Include the journal’s ISSN or a book ISBN in the ISSN/ISBN field on the request form for fastest service. (Enter the ISSN using the format 1234-5678, and the ISBN using the 10 or 13 digit number without dashes.)
  2. When entering the year of an article or book, please use the format YYYY. Additional characters in this field will cause delays in processing your request.

Upon reopening, ILL requests will be processed in the order that they were received.

If you have questions, please contact ill@gmu.edu

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