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Whitaker Library at Chowan University : Interlibrary Loan

"A Tool For Your Success"

Library Hours

Fall and Spring Semesters

Monday – Thursday 7:45AM – 11PM
Friday – 7:45AM – 4PM
Saturday – 10AM – 4PM
Sunday – 2PM – 11PM

Summer Semester

Monday – Thursday 8AM – 5PM
Friday – 8AM – 4PM
Saturday & Sunday– closed

EXCEPTIONS will be posted on the library door. Closed most Holidays.

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

To place a request, start by clicking on the type of material you want to request, then fill out the screens that follow. Please include as much information as possible when you are requesting:

When entering your request you will need the following information:

  • Your name
  • Your Chowan University ID number or library card number.
  • Your library PIN.

Before you request an item...

Please double-check that our library does not own the item you are requesting.

If you can't find a book then...

  1. Check the catalog to see if its available.
  2. Double check that you wrote down the right call number.
  3. Double check that you are looking for the book on the right floor of the library.
  4. If you still can't find the book you are looking for, go to the front desk for help.
  5. If the book is still unavailable you can use interlibrary loan.

If you can't find an article then...

  1. Check Journal Publications to see if the library owns a copy of the article you are looking for. 
  2. Ask a librarian for help locating the article
  3. If you still can't find the article you are looking for, you can always order articles through interlibrary loan.

Things to Remember When Using Interlibrary Loan

  • Allow 2-3 weeks for processing and shipping time when requesting an item. Most requests are filled within 10 calendar days, but this is never guaranteed.
  • Providing as much information as possible when asking for an item will help us process your request faster and more efficiently.
  • Manuscripts, rare books and audio-visual materials may take longer than the suggested 2-3 weeks, as many libraries do not lend such items.
  • As the borrowing library, we are bound to abide by the lending library's due date and other restrictions.
  • Interlibrary loan items may be renewed, but requests for such should be made at least 3 to 4 days before the item is due.
  • Interlibrary loan is a service that is provided free of charge to the Chowan University community. This includes students, faculty, and staff.

Questions? E-mail ill@chowan.edu.

Cooperating Libraries

Whitaker Library has signed cooperating agreements with the following libraries so that members of the Chowan Community may go to these libraries and present their University ID to get permissions to checkout items.

Local Public Library System

Members of the Chowan Community can also apply for a library card at the local public library system.


One University Place | Murfreesboro, NC 27855 | Phone: (252) 398-6212 | E-mail: library@chowan.edu