Answered By: Research Librarians
Last Updated: Aug 22, 2016     Views: 178

Buswell Library’s interlibrary loan service is a research support service. Most items that are needed to support your research can be requested.

Important thing to note about interlibrary loan requests:

  • I-Share is the fastest way to request books for class.  Items typically arrive in 3-5 business days.
  • ILLiad items typically arrive 5-10 business days but during busy times in the academic year they may take a little longer, so plan ahead!
  • You will not be able to keep an item for an entire semester.  I-Share allows for a 28 day loan period with 3 renewals and ILLiad is usually 3-4 week loan period with 1 renewal, which will not carry through until the end of the semester.
  • Consider ordering an older edition. They are more likely to be available.

Note to Faculty:

We cannot request textbooks or other physical items to be put on course reserve through interlibrary loan because loan periods given are not long enough for semester use.

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