While the majority of BGC Archives materials can only be accessed in the Manuscripts Reading Room, some materials from specific collections are available to patrons through inter-library loan services. Inter-library loans will only be made through the Billy Graham Center Archives to other selected institutions, such public or university libraries. Inter-library loans cannot be made to private individuals.
The only archival materials available through inter-library loan services are oral history interviews created by the BGC Archives and microfilm of collections that have been filmed by the BGC Archives. Microfilm reels that have been purchased by the BGC Archives are not available through inter-library loan nor are oral history interviews or microfilm with access restrictions.
Complete lists of oral history interviews and microfilm available through inter-library loan can be viewed below.
Complete list of oral history collections available through inter-library loan
Complete list of microfilm collections available through inter-library loan
Procedure for Processing Inter-Library Loan Requests
To begin the inter-library loan process, please request a copy of the ILL Request Form by contacting BGC Archives staff at firstname.lastname@example.org or 630-752-5910. Forms must be completed and returned to the BGC Archives by the librarian representing the participating library.
For inter-library loan requests within North America, materials can be loaned for six weeks and can be renewed for an additional four weeks. All renewal requests must be made by contacting Archives staff prior to the original due date of the materials.
For inter-library loan requests outside North America, materials can be loaned for nine weeks and are not renewable.
Loan periods begin from the date materials are shipped from the BGC Archives to the participating institution.
Materials on loan should be returned to the Archives by the due date.
No more than six reels of microfilm or eight audio recordings may be loaned to a patron at a time.
The audio recordings or microfilm may not be copied by the researcher or the borrowing library.
Billy Graham Center Archives
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Inter-Library Loan Fees:
All fees associated with the inter-library loan request must be received before the BGC Archives will ship requested material to particpating institutions.
There are no fees for microfilm requests.
There is a $5.00 fee for the first audio recording requested and $2.50 fee for any additional recordings.
There is a $20.00 fee for inter-library loans made to institutions outside North America to cover shipping and handling charges.