How do I get materials that ECU Libraries do not have?
Check first to make certain the item is not owned by the ECU Libraries. OneSearch is a quick way to check. For books, media, and other items, searching the Classic Catalog of the combined holdings of the Joyner, Music, and Laupus Health Sciences libraries might be easier. For articles, you may also check the E-Journal/E-Book Portal or Citation Linker.
Interlibrary Loan -- Have items delivered to ECU.
If the library does not provide access to the item that you need, you may request the item through interlibrary loan using the ILLiad system. For details, visit Joyner Library's Interlibrary Loan Borrowing webpage or contact Laupus Health Sciences Library's Interlibrary Loan staff.
Cooperative Borrowing -- Travel to other libraries and borrow directly from them.
ECU students, faculty, and staff who live away from the ECU campus, will be traveling within North Carolina, or need an item quickly may borrow directly from libraries with which ECU has agreements. If you would like a library added to the list, please email Pam Evans, head of Joyner Library Circulation, and we will attempt to set up an agreement.
To see want other libraries own, search WorldCat or the library's individual catalogs.
You will need to register at that library's Circulation Desk by showing your ECU OneCard or ECU distance education ID card. If you do not have an ECU OneCard or ID card or if a library refuses to accept it, please ask that library to contact the Joyner Library Circulation Desk to verify your enrollment by calling 252-328-6518 or the Laupus Health Sciences Library Circulation Desk by calling 252-744-2219.
Each library sets its own policies for what materials can be borrowed, what its due dates are, if renewals are allowed, and what it charges for late, damaged, and lost items. Visit the library's webpage or ask at its Circulation desk if you have questions.
Borrowed materials are due back to the owning library by that library's due date. Since each library sets its own due dates for materials, visit the library's webpage or ask at its Circulation desk if you have questions. You may return items to the owning library yourself or mail items back to the owning library at your expense. If you have about a week until the due date, you may bring the item to Joyner Library's Interlibrary Loan office to return on your behalf for free; any late fees or lost items, however, will be your responsibility.