The Park University Library provides access to thousands of books, e-books, and journals. Students and employees may also access materials from other libraries through reciprocal borrowing agreements or interlibrary loan.
Materials typically arrive in 5-7 business days. Parkville-area users will be notified when the item arrives for pickup at the Norrington Center. Distance-education students will receive materials at their indicated mailing address. Usually there is no charge (you will be contacted if a charge would apply).
The loan period for books is usually 4 weeks although this varies from library to library. Some libraries allow renewals, if requested. Please call (816) 584-6285 or send an email to OnlineILL@park.edu to renew books received through interlibrary loan.
Borrowers are responsible for all loaned materials. Fees will be assessed for overdue, lost or damaged items. Unreturned items and unpaid fees will result in holds on University transcripts.
For questions regarding interlibrary loan at Park University, please email OnlineILL@park.edu.
The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material.
Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specific conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship or research."
If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of fair use, that user may be liable for copyright infringement. This institution reserves the right to refuse a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.
Call (816) 584-6285 or send an email to OnlineILL@park.edu to renew books or articles. Materials may be renewed twice unless another user has requested them. The renewal period will be the same as the original loan period except for undergraduates whose extension is 3 weeks.
Materials are loaned for 2 weeks and then can be recalled by another user. If recalled by another user, the materials must be returned within one week of notification. Please contact our service if you want to be placed on a waiting list for a book on loan to another user.