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Services: Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan is when we request articles and books for you from other libraries. 

How it works:

For articles:

1.  When a database doesn't offer the full text of the article, click Request this item through interlibrary loanto fill in the request form. 

2.  Or email 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

Email with the complete citation of the item along with your name, email and student ID number. 

Note: ILL books are only for those individuals who can come to the main Lakewood Campus to pick up their items. We are not able to ship books due to differing loan periods and processing times from the lending libraries.

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. 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.

Don't live in Lakewood? 

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