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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Disruption

Library Services During Coronavirus (COVID-19) Disruption

Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan Services During Coronavirus (COVID-19) Disruption

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Interlibrary Loan
We are no longer able to provide physical materials requested through interlibrary loan. Unfortunately this means books you requested recently will not be available. We will continue to process requests for articles and chapters electronically.

Bummer, I really wanted to read that book
We hear you! This is really disappointing to us to. One thing you could try is checking with your local public library to see if they either have the book or can request it through their interlibrary loan system. In the meantime, you can also suggest it as a book for us to add to our collection using this Library Request form.

What about ebooks, can I request one of those?
Unfortunately, due to restrictions by publishers, very few libraries are able to loan out full ebooks. However, if you have a particular chapter in mind, feel free to request that. We will do our best to fulfill it.

What about dissertations or other items I am unsure about?
When in doubt, go ahead and request it and we will let you know on an individual basis if we can get the item. If you are having trouble finding electronic sources for your topic, please email or set up an online appointment at the Ask Desk.

I have an interlibrary loan book due soon, should I keep it or return it?
Please keep the book for now, no overdue fines will accrue and we are working with our lending libraries to get renewals until the library is no longer closed. If you have any questions please email or if you are getting overdue notifications, please fill out this form to request a renewal and we will be in touch with you individually about the item. 

I have more questions!
That is totally understandable, please email and we will do our best to answer them.