Interlibrary Loan

InterLibrary loan (ILL) is how we obtain materials for YVC students and staff that Raymond Library does not own. (We do not place ILLs for non-YVC affiliated individuals.  ILL Requests by non-YVC individuals must be placed through your local public library or at your institution’s library.) In addition, we lend our materials to other libraries through ILL.If you are a Grandview student, the items you request will be sent to the Grandview Library.  When possible,* items will be mailed to students enrolled in an eLearning course who do not live in the greater Yakima area or attend class at either the Grandview campus or the Yakima campus.  Returning mailed ILLs is the responsibility of the borrower.

Enrollment in an eLearning course, other YVC courses, and address will be verified prior to mailing ILL requests.

Article requests usually take 3-5 days to arrive and books take 5-10 days to arrive. YVC does not charge for this service; however, if the lending library has a fee or charges for printing, you will be notified.  You will need to pay the fee and/or charges prior to the ILL being submitted to the lending library.

Request Options

FAX: Print the Raymond Library Request Form , complete the requested information, and FAX it to 509.574.4989. Incomplete or illegible forms cannot be processed. A separate request form for each item (book, article) is required.

IN PERSON: ILL request forms may be picked up and dropped off at the Reference Desk in Raymond Library. Fill out the ILL form as accurately and completely as possible. The request form must be legibly printed or typed.  Incomplete or illegible forms cannot be processed. A separate request form for each item (book, article) is required.

MAIL: Print the Raymond Library Request Form, complete the requested information, and mail it to YVC Raymond Library, Reference Librarians,  PO Box  22520, Yakima, WA 98907-2520 (Incomplete forms cannot be processed.)

WEB: Submit the correct Web form listed below for books or articles.  (Incomplete forms cannot be processed.)


Use this form to request books (excluding textbooks) not owned by YVC.  Most libraries do not loan videos, DVDs, or dissertations.

Additional Information

Checkout Period/Date Due

ILLs will be checked out for 28 days or until 5 days prior to the lending library’s due date, whichever is shorter.


YVC adheres to the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code), including that section of the law which governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted materials.

Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish an individual with a photocopy or other reproduction. One condition requires that the photocopy or reproduction will not be “used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research.”  If the individual making the request uses a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of “fair use” as defined in the law, the individual may be liable for copyright infringement.

YVC Library & Media Services reserves the right to refuse to provide copies if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the request would violate the copyright law.

Locating Material

Central Washington University Library will loan materials and copy periodical articles at no charge to YVC students and staff.

Central Washington University InterLibrary Loan Policies

Central Washington University (CWU) Library will loan materials to Yakima Valley College students and employees through Interlibrary Loan (ILL).

  • CWU materials and articles will be delivered to Raymond Library to must be picked up in person.
  • All requests will be reviewed by a YVC Reference Librarian prior to submission to CWU.

YVC students and staff may only borrow CWU materials by requesting them through ILL Raymond Library. YVC students and staff may not borrow material directly from the CWU Library. 

Click on the Central Washington University Library link to open the CWU online catalog.  Central Washington University Library


ILLs will be ordered on a first-come, first-served basis. Library staff reserve the right to prioritize requests and may not place all requested items at the same time.  At the discretion of the library director and notification to the requestor, ILL requests may be denied.

Overdue Items/Late Fees

Replacement costs for overdue ILLs will be $100.00 until YVC verifies actual price from the lending library.  There will also be a $5.00 per item late fee for ILLs.

Subject to the discretion of the YVC library director, additional late fees may be added to your account for ILLs not returned within two (2) weeks of the due date.


You will be notified by phone or email when the item is available to be picked up in Raymond Library or in the Grandview Library.  ILLs will be kept for one week after their arrival.  If they have not been picked up, they will be returned to the lending library.


Renewals are the sole discretion of the lending library.

*Some lending libraries’ policies prohibit mailing material directly to you.  In that case, you must pick up ILLs at either Raymond Library or the Grandview Library.