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Answered By: William Gee
Last Updated: Jun 24, 2024     Views: 249

ECU's One Search is a quick way to check what is available in the ECU Libraries. For books, media, and other items, searching the Catalog of the combined holdings of the Joyner, Music, and Laupus Health Sciences libraries might be easier. For journal and ebook titles, you may also check the Online Journals and eBooks tool or Citation Linker

Interlibrary Loan -- Have items delivered to ECU. 

If the ECU Libraries do not have the item that you want available, you may request the item through the interlibrary loan service using the ILLiad system. For details, visit Joyner Library's Interlibrary Loan Borrowing webpage or contact Laupus Health Sciences Library's Interlibrary Loan staff. Electronic delivery of articles and chapters often comes within a few days, but can on occasion take longer; delivery of books, DVDs, CDs, and other physical items usually take about a week, but may also take longer depending on how difficult it is to borrow it

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 direct lending agreements. If you would like us to consider adding a library to our list, please email Joyner Library Circulation and we will attempt to negotiate an agreement with that library.

To see want other libraries own, search WorldCat or the library's individual library catalogs. 

You will need to register at that library's Circulation desk by showing your ECU 1 Card or ECU distance education ID card. If you do not have an ECU ID card or if a library questions 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 and risk (we recommend having shipping insurance and a tracking number). If you have about a week until the due date, you may bring the item to Joyner Library's Circulation desk for our interlibrary loan service to return the item on your behalf for free; any late fees or lost/damaged items, however, still will be your responsibility.