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

Lina Carro, Lending Coordinator
Interlibrary Lending Unit
Humboldt State University Library
1 Harpst Street
Arcata, CA 95521-8299
Email: Lina Carro
Phone: (707) 826-4824
Fax: (707) 826-5590


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)


We CHARGE the following fees for libraries who do not qualify for free lending services:

  • Academic, Public, and School Libraries* 
    Loans $10 
    Photocopies $15/first 20 pages; 20¢/page thereafter
  • Private and Corporate Libraries*
    Loans $15 
    Photocopies $20/first 20 pages; 20¢/page thereafter
  • Document Delivery Services*
    Loans or photocopies $25/first 20 pages; 20¢/page thereafter

*Via library rate for domestic libraries only. Foreign libraries, please include air shipping costs in your maxcost field. Currency accepted via check/money order for US dollars only. IFLA coupons are also accepted in payment for services.

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