How to Order an Item
When you search for articles or books using Library databases or OneSearch and encounter an item without the full text, click the link to Request Item through Interlibrary Loan found on the Full Text Finder screen. You will be brought to an Interlibrary Loan Request Form pre-filled with the information for the article or book that you would like to request.
- Enter your personal information on the bottom half of the form and click ‘Submit’.
- Make sure to include a ‘Date Needed’ which is the last date this article would be useful to you. For example, if you need an article for a research paper due on Aug 10, 2020, enter Aug 9, 2020. This way, another library will not send items if it is past the date they would be useful to you, and our Library will not be charged for items no longer of use to you.
- Always do a quick Google search to see if the article you want has been placed freely on the web by the author as more than half of the requests received every day by the Interlibrary Loan department are available for free on the web.
- Requests are processed in the order they are received.
- We can process up to 7 requests per person per week.
- We are unable to request from other libraries the following materials:
- Items that have not yet been published (Pub-Med Prepub alerts)
- Materials the library owns (unless it is missing)
- Required course textbooks
- Dissertations and theses
- Items restricted from Interlibrary Loan by publishers and/or license agreements