Lending Policies for Other Libraries

Humboldt State University Library shares its collection with other libraries via our Interlibrary Lending Unit. Requests cannot be accepted directly from individual researchers or borrowers.

If you do not represent a library and would like to request interlibrary services from HSU, please contact your local academic or public library to place an interlibrary loan request for the item.

We accept ILL requests via OCLC (preferred) or electronic request form. Please contact the interlibrary lending coordinator to submit your first request via the electronic request form.

Contact Information

Kathy Corridan
Interlibrary Loan
Humboldt State University Library
1 Harpst Street
Arcata, CA 95521-8299
Email: Kathy Corridan
Phone: (707) 826-5605


We are a reciprocal library and we charge what you charge.

We offer FREE interlibrary lending services for:

  • California State University Libraries
  • LVIS members
  • Reciprocal Libraries- Individual libraries with whom we have a formal reciprocal agreement
  • North State Cooperative Library System (free loans, $3.50/first 20 pages for photocopies; 20¢/page thereafter)
Loan Periods and Renewals

2 weeks use from date of receipt; 2 week renewal granted from original due date

Retricted Loan and Non-Circulating Materials
HSU Theses 2 weeks use for most; insured shipping required
Microforms 4 piece maximum; 2 weeks use; no renewals; IN-LIBRARY USE
Audio CDs available for loan to academic libraries only
Special Collections requires special approval; no renewals; IN-LIBRARY USE; insured shipping required
Videos LOANS TO CSU LIBRARIES ONLY; insured shipping required