IDL loans involve obtaining library materials from other MCCCD libraries. Guidelines for IDLs are covered in the MCCCD Resource Sharing Guidelines. Requests for titles listed in the Library Catalog as Available, that are located at colleges other than South Mountain, may be placed online by either the patron or a staff member. Use the Hold option from the Full Record/Title Display screen. Upon initiating the request, the screen will prompt for your MEID and Student Account password.
Note: This is the MEID on the student ID card. The password is the one used for your My.Maricopa, Google, and Canvas Accounts. You must have a current, validated account in the library system prior to placing IDL Holds. To validate your account, contact the Library at 602-243-8187. Please have your ID handy.
More than likely, you will want to select the pickup location as South Mountain College when inputting your Hold online; however, you can also pick the title up at another MCCCD library at your convenience.
Assuming the title is available, delivery usually takes between 3 to 5 working days. If the title is checked out, the request goes on a waiting list and will take effect when the title is returned. Requests are valid for 30 days; however, a staff member may extend the expiration date if needed.
Materials may be picked up at the 2nd floor information desk. Titles will be held for 7 days once they are available for pickup. IDL services are provided free of charge to students, faculty and staff. Please note that South Mountain Library customers can also place hold requests using the Phoenix Public Library System's Online Catalog.
Reference materials, reserve materials, titles in special collections, audiotapes and software are typically cataloged as Non-Request items. Requests for photocopies of articles from another MCCCD library must be submitted on an InterDistrict Loan Request Form obtained from the Circulation Desk. Please use one form for each article you are requesting and provide as much information as possible. Signature is required for copyright compliance.