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POLITICAL SCIENCE: Interlibrary Loan

Borrowing FAQs

What is Interlibrary Loan?

Who can use it?

Where is it located?

What types of materials are available to borrow?

How much does it cost?

How long does it take?

May I request a textbook?

Are items borrowed through Interlibrary Loan able to be renewed?

LWLC

 

Tips & Tricks

Basic Information:

  • Use WorldCat to locate materials
  • Change search location from Alabama State University Library to Libraries Worldwide
  • Click on the title of the desired item
  • To ensure the item can be requested look for "Find a Copy in the Library" heading
  • Below WorldCat click the plus symbol next to "Worldwide libraries own this item"
  • Libraries owning this title will be listed by libraries nearest Alabama State University.
    • Alabama Academic Libraries typically arrive sooner than other libraries.
    • Make sure the item is held by a library in the United States.
    • You cannot request a title already owned by Alabama State University.
  • Click on the blue box on the bottom right to "Request Item Through Interlibrary Loan"
  • Fill out the requested information and submit.
  • Library staff in the ILL department will contact you by email when your request arrives

Off Campus Authentication

  • You must log in if you're requesting off campus. Use 20 followed by your campus wide ID number and a zero. 
    • CWID 200012345
    • Enter: 202000123450
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