Q. What do I do if I can't find a book or article that I want?


Ask a Librarian for help or try Interlibrary Loan. 

What is Interlibrary Loan?

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a service that obtains books, CDs, DVDs and copies of articles from other libraries.

Who can use Interlibrary Loan?

This service is for all current SAU students, faculty, staff and administration.

How do I use Interlibrary Loan?

  • Fill out the blank online form here.
  • Or search MeLCat, WorldCat, or the library's databases for material.  Click here for more info.

How long will materials take to arrive?

Copies of articles and book chapters take 2-10 business days to arrive. Books usually arrive in 5-10 business days.  Harder-to-find items may take up to 3-4 weeks to arrive. 

How will I know when my material has arrived?

Articles:  Copies of articles will be delivered by email.  Books:  Students, staff and faculty on the main campus will be notified by email when their ILL books are available for pick-up. Books are mailed directly to online students and those attending or teaching class at distance locations.

*eBooks cannot be requested through interlibrary loan.

  • Last Updated Oct 09, 2018
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  • Answered By Amy James

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