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Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan

If the Palm Beach State College Libraries do not own a book or an article, you can request a copy through our interlibrary loan service at no charge.  This service is available to currently enrolled students, faculty, staff, and administrators. 

Requesting a Book

If Palm Beach State College does not own a book you want for research or your own personal reading, you can request it from another state college or university.    


If Palm Beach State College or other state colleges or universities do not own a book, you can still request the book.  Fill out the form below.  Our interlibrary staff will search public libraries or out-of-state libraries for the book you have requested.  

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Please note that we do not request textbooks.  Our book requests can take a week or more.  If you need the book immediately, remember you can use your public libraries.  All PBSC students can access the FAU's libraries.  Additionally, the SEFLIN OneCard allows our students to access libraries around South Florida.  


Requesting Articles

If you cannot access an article through our library databases, use the form below to request the article.  

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There are some limits due to copyright.  For instance, too many articles from an individual journal or magazine may no longer fall under fair use.  


Notice regarding copyright restrictions
The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use", that user may be liable for copyright infringement. This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgement, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.


If you have any questions, please call 561-868-3710.