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.
Furman's ILL/Scan & Deliver Service reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order, if in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.
Furman students, faculty and staff who want to take advantage of Interlibrary Loan or Scan & Deliver services must have an ILLiad account. First time users can create an ILLiad account. Returning users can login to ILLiad.
Current Furman University students, faculty and staff may use these resource sharing services. We are not able to provide these services to alumni, Friends of the Library or OLLI students. However, the Greenville County Public Library provides Interlibrary Loan services for the general public.
Resource Sharing at Furman University consists of:
- Traditional Interlibrary Loan Services
- Statewide Consortial Borrowing through PASCAL Delivers
- Scan & Deliver from library print and microform collections to Furman community
- Direct Purchase via Commercial Document Suppliers
If you do not find the information you need please do not hesitate to call the ILL/Scan & Deliver office at 864-294-2198.
The mission of the Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Department is to facilitate access to materials not owned by the Furman University Libraries. This is done in support of the study and research needs of current students, faculty and staff of Furman University. As part of its mission, the department will explore and utilize alternative avenues of access to remote resources (i.e., full-text databases, commercial document delivery sources and current awareness services.) Obtaining materials often involves requesting them from other institutions world-wide. As part of this larger interlibrary loan community, the ILL Department loans requested items from our collection to other institutions.