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Interlibrary Loan

Submitting and Retrieving Requests


Submitting a Request

  • Logon using your campus login credentials.
  • Choose your notification/delivery preference from the drop-down menus. Allow an extra 2-3 days for mailed items.
  • Ensure we have the information needed to contact you according to your preference.
  • Items marked with red asterisks indicate information is required.

Requesting Materials:

  • Select which type of material you want to request (i.e. book, photocopy, etc.).
  • If you have multiple requests, you can repeat the process without logging out of the site.
  • Fill in as much information as you have. Incomplete citations may delay processing.
  • Enter the source of your citation in the "Where did you learn about this item?" field (e.g. PsycInfo, Biological Abstracts, web site, etc.).
  • Add a note in the "Where citation is found" field if you have any special requests or questions.
  • Log off when you are finished making requests.


  • Microfilm and materials marked "Library Use Only" will be stored at the Library Service Desk where you can request to use them during library hours.
  • Lending libraries have different policies concerning book chapters. Some libraries will copy chapters while others will simply lend us the book.

Retrieving a Requested Item

Books and other materials may be picked up at the Library Service Desk or you can arrange for them to be delivered to you campus office. 

Most articles will be sent to you via email. You will need a PDF viewer installed on your computer. If you need software to open PDF files, please contact the IT Help Desk

Logging on and Downloading Your Document(s):

  • You will receive an email notifying you that the materials you requested are available
  • Logon using your campus logon credentials
  • Under the View menu select "Electronically Received Articles" to view your documents
  • IMPORTANT: Documents will be available for 30 days from the date of posting as indicated by the "Expires" column. We strongly recommend that you print or save a copy of the document prior to the expiration date
  • You can delete a document by clicking the "Delete" column at the end of the transaction line
  • Log off when you are finished