Borrowing from other Libraries

With the WorldCat Local discovery tool, patrons find books and articles – including many that are not owned by the Darling Library of Hope International University. The Library allows eligible patrons (current HIU students, faculty, and staff) to borrow books and journal articles from other libraries when possible.

Patrons must first set up My Library Account and be signed in to enable this option.

Interlibrary Loan

Through the Interlibrary Loan service the Darling Library borrows books and journal articles from other libraries network on behalf of our eligible patrons.

Patrons may initiate an Interlibrary Loan request by doing one of the following:

1. From WorldCat Local click on the Request item through Interlibrary Loan button, which appears for items not held by our library and not available through Camino. Patrons must be signed into My Library Account.

2. Fill out the Library’s online ILL request form.

3. Utilize the ILL request forms available in FirstSearch and other research databases.

The Darling Library staff will process the request within 24 hours. Patrons will be notified by email whether a library is willing to lend the item to us. The average turnaround time for most books to be processed and received via USPS is two weeks. Articles are usually received within a few days.

Most lending libraries agree to a 30-day Interlibrary loan period for books with one renewal upon request. Journal articles do not need to be returned.

For more information, contact the Interlibrary Loan office at 714-879-3901, x1223 or email library_ill@hiu.edu.

Using Other Libraries

The Darling Library has relationships with other libraries in the area through agreements and consortia memberships. The following is a list of the libraries that extend borrowing privileges to visiting patrons from our university.

California State University Fullerton (CSUF)
Eligible HIU patrons (current students, staff and faculty) in good standing with the Darling Library may check books out at the Pollack Library at Cal State Fullerton. HIU patrons must first obtain an authorization letter from the Darling Library to present with their HIU University ID card to the CSUF Library Circulation Desk. Borrowing privileges are extended for one semester at a time. A new authorization letter is required for each semester.

Southern California Theological Library Association (SCATLA)
SCATLA is a library cooperative of graduate seminaries and universities and colleges with graduate programs in theology or religion. HIU graduate students and faculty may see a Darling Librarian to apply for a SCATLA card to use a participating SCATLA library.

Inland Empire Academic Libraries Cooperative (IEALC)
The IEALC provides reciprocal library borrowing privileges to currently registered students of the participating institutions. Eligible HIU patrons may request an authorization card to use an IEALC member library from the Library Services Manager or a Librarian.

Statewide California Electronic Library Consortium (SCELC)
SCELC is a consortium of private academic institutions throughout California. Many SCELC libraries participate in a Reciprocal Faculty Borrowing Program extending library privileges to professors of member institutions. HIU faculty members may contact a Darling Librarian for more information.