How can an ILLiad account be set up?

We prefer that libraries making requests to borrow from our collections use the ILLiad system. Any institution that does not use OCLC or DOCLINE for its online requesting may submit requests for loans through an institutional ILLiad account. Please call our office at (406) 994-3161, e-mail or go here and then click on the First Time Users button to create a Borrowing Library Account.

How much will it cost and what methods of payment are accepted?

Domestic non-reciprocal loans and copies: $15.00 (DocLine charge is $10.00), Foreign loans: $25.00, Foreign copies: $15.00. IFM or EFTS preferred or invoiced monthly after ship date. Electronic deposit is accepted (please ask for instructions). Credit card (Visa or Mastercard) payment IS accepted. IFLA vouchers also accepted.

Service may be suspended for failure to pay for ILL loans or photocopies.

What items in the Montana State University collection are non-circulating?

  • Any item from Special Collections (a copy might be an option)
  • All non-newspaper microfilm and current 5 years of newspapers on microfilm
  • Most recent 5 years periodicals
  • All language programs on CD
  • Reference (photocopy up to 30 pages can be provided)
  • Reserves (photocopy up to 30 pages can be provided)
  • Maps with Map Case as location
  • Audio books

What procedures need to be followed if an item is lost or damaged?

The borrowing library is responsible for borrowed materials from the time they leave the supplying library until they have been received back.

An invoice will be sent for the replacement cost plus a $25.00 processing fee.

In the case of a thesis or dissertation, an additional $8.00 binding fee will be added.

Service may be suspended for failure to return items or pay for lost/damaged materials.