Interlibrary Loan Services
Article Delivery Service
Skyline provides a free Article Delivery Service for articles not available through the Skyline Library article databases. After you fill out the Article Delivery Service request form, a librarian will email you the requested article or inform you that the article was not available.
If the article was not available, a Librarian will let you know whether it can be obtained from UC Berkeley or Stanford
University. Charges run approximately $20 per article, and are payable by the faculty
member to one of those institutions directly. A librarian will contact you with further
Books: Interlibrary Loan Services
Interlibrary Loan (ILL) services make it possible for librarians to borrow books from other libraries.
Consult the Library Catalog before making a request.
Peninsula Library System
If the book you seek is not at Skyline College Library but is at another library in
the Peninsula Library System (PLS), use the “Hold” button to request the book at no charge. The book will arrive
at Skyline College in 3 to 5 business days. You may return the book to any library
Many Bay Area public libraries subscribe to the free Link+ interlibrary loan service which provides access to thousands of academic and popular
books. If your public library is a Link+ member, you can request books for free, delivered to your public library. You must return
the book(s) to your local public library as well.
Stanford UniversityFor books not available through PLS or Link+, contact a Skyline librarian to check availability through Stanford University, which provides interlibrary lending of certain materials through Skyline College. If Stanford agrees to loan the title, a Skyline librarian will inform you and can process the loan request. A charge of $25 plus $7.50 for handling is payable directly to Stanford University. A Skyline librarian will notify you when the book arrives. You must return the book to Skyline Library.