McAfee Memorial Library

Interlibrary Loan and Renewal Policies

The Park University Library provides access to thousands of books, e-books, and journals.  Students and employees may also access materials from other libraries through reciprocal borrowing agreements or interlibrary loan.

  1. Check the Park University Library online catalog to see if the library owns the book, e-book, or journal.

  2. Use WorldCat to check other nearby libraries to see if they own the book, e-book, or journal.  Park students and employees may checkout materials from these libraries using reciprocal borrowing agreements (PDF).

  3. If neither Park nor any nearby libraries have this item, please complete an interlibrary loan request using the link below.  Note: For most article requests, users will receive requested articles by email.

LOGIN and REQUEST a book or article via InterLibrary Loan
(Park students and employees only)


About Interlibrary Loan

Materials typically arrive in 5-7 business days. Parkville-area users will be notified when the item arrives for pickup at the Norrington Center. Distance-education students will receive materials at their indicated mailing address. Usually there is no charge (you will be contacted if a charge would apply).

The loan period for books is usually 4 weeks although this varies from library to library. Some libraries allow renewals, if requested. Please call (816) 584-6285 or send an email to to renew books received through interlibrary loan.

Borrowers are responsible for all loaned materials. Fees will be assessed for overdue, lost or damaged items. Unreturned items and unpaid fees will result in holds on University transcripts.

For questions regarding interlibrary loan at Park University, please email


Copyright Notice

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 specific 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 a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.


Renewing ILL books

Call (816) 584-6285 or send an email to to renew books or articles. Materials may be renewed twice unless another user has requested them. The renewal period will be the same as the original loan period except for undergraduates whose extension is 3 weeks.



Materials are loaned for 2 weeks and then can be recalled by another user. If recalled by another user, the materials must be returned within one week of notification. Please contact our service if you want to be placed on a waiting list for a book on loan to another user.


Frequently Asked Questions

How long will it take to get my item(s)?
Books shipped through interlibrary loan may come from various sources, so it might take from 5 to 7 working days to receive these requests.

Will there be a charge involved?
The interlibrary loan staff member will call or e-mail you if there is a charge involved. Usually, there is no charge.

How will I know when my item(s) has arrived?
When the item arrives, the interlibrary loan staff member will e-mail you.


How long will I be able to keep the item(s)?
Loan time is usually four weeks, but it varies from library to library.

Will I be able to renew the requested item(s)?
Some libraries will let you renew the book, but other libraries will not. Contact the Park University Library at (816) 584-6285 to ask whether your items may be renewed.

Where do I pick up my requested item(s)?
Kansas City area students and employees may pick up requested books at the Norrington Center's information desk. Distance education students will have their requested books mailed to their indicated address. Requested articles will typically be e-mailed regardless of a student or employee's location.