ILL information for online students

Journal Articles

  • Any article not available in full text through one of the library's databases can be requested via interlibrary loan (ILL). Simply fill out a journal article request form for each article.
  • If we have the article in our collection, we will scan it and send it to you electronically. 
  • If we do not own the article, we will request a copy from another library and will forward it to your email.


Any book owned by Wellehan Library can be sent to you by mail.

  • Please check MINERVA, our online catalog, to see if we own the book that you need.
  • If the box next to the Search button says All MINERVA Locations, please click on the down arrow next to the box and choose Saint Joseph's College from the pop-up list before proceeding.
  • To request a book owned by Wellehan Library, please fill out a book request form
  • We will mail the book to you using a four-week checkout if you are in the U.S., and a six-week checkout if you are outside of the U.S. The book(s) will be shipped via USPS priority mail. 
  • You may renew the book by contacting us at or at (207) 893-7725.

If we don't have it...

Wellehan Library will borrow books from other libraries for distance education students and faculty.

  • To request a book not owned by Wellehan Library, please fill out a book request
  • Please allow one to two weeks to receive requested items.
  • The loan period is determined by the lending library but is usually 2-3 weeks. 
  • ILL books must be renewed by contacting the ILL office 4-5 days prior to the due date.
  • Keep in mind that not all libraries renew. Renewal and length of renewal are at the discretion of the lending library. 
  • Please submit a renewal request to the ILL Librarian at (207) 893-7725 or 4-5 days prior to due date.


Most ILL materials are FREE.

  • Occasionally a library will charge to supply a particular article or book. In that case, we will contact you and the request will not be fulfilled without your approval. Charges will be billed to your school account.
  • Any book lost or damaged while in your possession will be charged to your school account for replacement costs. These costs range from $40 to $100.