Interlibrary Loan is when we request articles and books for you from other libraries.
How it works:
1. When a database doesn't offer the full text of the article, click to fill in the request form.
2. Or email firstname.lastname@example.org the article citation along with your name, email and student ID number. (Click on "cite" in the database to get the full citation of the article to copy and paste in your email).
For books and other materials
First check if your book is available in Prospector; if so, request it. If we or they don't have it, Email the complete citation of the item to email@example.com along with your name and student ID number.
Note: ILL books are picked up at the main campus library; we do not ship books.
How quick will my interlibrary loan come?
table of lending times for Interlibrary Loans
Articles can come in pretty quick, sometimes within the hour, but this is completely dependent on the lending library. Articles can also take up to 2 weeks or never come at all. You will be emailed the link to the article directly as soon as it becomes available.
Books and other physical materials
Physical materials take time to transport to the Clifton Fowler Library in Lakewood, CO. This transportation can take as long as a week or more.