Course Reserve, Inter Library Loan


Circulation General

Q. What is User Record or MyLibrary?

User Record or MyLibrary is your personal library account.
It enables you to do the followings:
Reserving and extending books
Checking status of borrowing, reserving and history of borrowing
Sending Book Purchase/ILL request


Q. How can I access my User Record or MyLibrary?

1. Access the User Record
2. Complete the login using IUJ network ID and Password.

Q. How can I reserve a library material?

1.Search the material through Online Catalog
2.Check the MLIC holdings 
3.You can make a reservation by clicking the button “Reserve” on the right side of the list when the status is ON LOAN.
4.A notice from MLIC Library will be sent to you by email to let you know when the material becomes to be available.

Q. Can I renew a material by phone?

No. Telephone renewal is not accepted. You have to visit the circulation counter to renew the material or you may renew the material once through MyLibrary unless it is overdue or someone else reserves.

Q. What is MLIC Library Overdue Policy?

Please access Circulation Policies and check Overdue “Fines and Grace Period”.

Q. Do I have to pay overdue fine in cash?

No. Overdue fine will be deducted from your bank account.

Course Reserve Materials

Q. What is "Course Reserve" ?

Course Reserve Materials are books and articles which are required reading for courses.
It is necessary to place a day/time restrictions on the loan periods to ensure all students in the course have access to reserve materials.
They are designated by instructor’s course syllabus and placed inside the circulation counter. Their status is indicated as “Counter-Reserve” on holdings information of Online Catalog.

Q. What is "Course ID" and how to search Course Reserves by “Course ID”?

All Courses have an individual Course ID. You can check this Course ID thorough Academic information or syllabus. Also current Course ID is provided on [IR Materials][IM Materials] from Course Reserves under Find Information of the library web page. Search by Course ID is available via Online Catalog.

Q. How many and how long can I borrow this Course Reserves ?

You may check out up to 5 items and keep the materials for up to 1 day (one night and two days) at a time.

Q. Can I make a reservation of Course Reserve ?

Reservation for a Course Reserve is available through Online Catalog if the holding status is ON LOAN. You will be asked to enter your User ID/PW to log in to MyLibrary, your personal library account.

Q. Can I extend the loan periods of borrowed Course Reserves ?

You may check out up to 5 items and keep the materials for up to 1 day (1 night and 2 days) at a time.

Book Purchase Request

Q. Can I request book purchase for MLIC collection through online?

Yes. You may submit your book request online via MyLibrary, your personal library account. MLIC will consider all requests as recommendations, and the requested book will be added to the collection if the book will be a meaningful addition to the library collection. More details, please refer Book Purchase Request

Q. How many books can I request?

Each user (i.e., students and faculty members of IUJ) may request up to three books as student, six books as PhD student, per academic year. (The decision of acceptance is subject to the budget limitation).

Other detail of rules for request, please refer Book Purchase Request of the library web page.

Inter Library Loan

Q. How long can I keep borrowed materials?

Books are usually available to the users for a period of 2 to 4 weeks depending upon the lending library’s policy of a loan period.


Q. Can I renew the material?

In many cases, books may be renewed for an additional 1 to 2 weeks. Please contact the library staff (#450 or several days before the original due date to request a renewal. Please understand some libraries refuse to renew for some reasons, in this case you need to return it immediately.

Q. Can I get articles in Recently Published Journals?

You cannot get the photocopy of articles in latest issue of journals according to the ILL rule based upon the copyright limitation. You need to wait until the next issue is published or about 3 months from the issue is published.

Q. How do I use borrowed materials?

1: Photocopies of journal articles do not need to be returned.
2: The lending library sets the restrictions on the use of borrowed books. Loan period is only 1 day in MLIC. You need to visit the counter to extend the book if necessary.


Q. What kind of materials may not be available?

The following materials are normally not available from Interlibrary Loan Services:
1. Entire issue of the journals
2. Reference books
3. Audio visual materials
4. Computer software
As to No. 1 & 2, you can request the photocopy of particular articles or part of the reference books.

Theses/Research Reports

Q. How can I access the Theses/Research Reports online?

1.Access Theses/Research Reports.
2.Search the database by keyword(s) in all fields or Student Name, Theses Title, etc.
3.You will find the PDF icon at right side of the Thesis Title (after 2006 graduation)
4.Just click it.

Q. Can I access all the Theses/Research Reports online?

No. Full Text, online version, has been available since 2006. If you need the previous ones, submitted before 2005, please visit MLIC library to use the hard copies.

Q. Can I access the Full Text from anywhere?

Yes. When you are outside of campus, go to the library website and click Off Campus Access.

Enter your IUJ network ID and PW and click Library Website.

Q. Can I preview all the abstracts on the result page?

Yes. The features to preview abstracts and abstract searches are available for both IR and IM students’ theses.

However, some abstracts of IM research reports from before 2010 are not available because students were not required to provide abstracts during that time.


Q. How can I access to E-resources including E-journals and IUJ Theses remotely (off-campus)?

Please go to the library website and click Off Campus Access.
Enter your IUJ network ID and PW and click Library Website to access E-resources remotely.