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Mid-Summer Hours

The library will be open until 9 PM on Thursday, June 13th and 5 PM on Friday, June 14th to support the SOAR event.

8:00 am – 6:00 pm
8:00 am – 6:00 pm
8:00 am – 6:00 pm
8:00 am – 6:00 pm
8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Request ILL Books Here.

All ILL Requests for books must contain four items:

  1. The ISBN of the book
  2. The Title of the book
  3. The Author or Authors of the book
  4. The Publication or Publishing Information of the book

All requests for books that include these four items have a high degree of success, but please fill out as many input boxes as possible. If you have questions, call the Avila ILL Department at 816.501.37121

The ILL service is available to currently enrolled and registered Avila students, faculty, and staff.

Request an Inter-Library Loan (ILL) Book

This service is free to currently enrolled and registered Avila students, faculty, and staff. Please fill out the request form as thoroughly as you can.

Copyright Restrictions

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. Libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction under certain conditions specified in the law. 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 requests 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 an Interlibrary Loan request if, in its judgment, the fulfillment of the order would involve a violation of copyright law.

The delivery time for an ILL varies. A requested article will generally require 4-7 days for delivery. The delivery time for a requested book can take up to 14 days, and this time basically depends on how quickly a lending library can be found and then how quickly the mail system gets the book to Avila. The Avila Library & Learning Commons will make every effort to deliver patron requests as soon as possible.

The Avila Learning Commons pays most costs for requested books and articles. If for some reason a charge is required to complete the request, the Learning Commons will notify the library patron of any charges and the request will not be made unless approved by the patron. Patrons are never billed for ILLs without their prior consent

Renewals of ILL books or articles are at the discretion of the lending institution and cannot be guaranteed. All renewal requests must be done before the due date of the ILL item. Email ( or call the ILL Department (816.501.3711) for a renewal request.

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