Lending libraries determine loan periods.
You'll see the due date on the strap attached to the material you borrow, or you can check your account.
Your SMSU email account will be used for all Interlibrary Loan messages, including notices for pick-up, cancellation notices, and other communication initiated by SMSU Interlibrary Loan staff.
For help with your SMSU email account, please contact the SMSU Technology Resource Center.
If an article is available electronically, you will be notified via your SMSU email. The subject line will read "Your Interlibrary Loan Material." This email will include a link to the website the article is posted to, along with login information necessary to retrieve the article. You will be able to view the article 5 times or for 7 days after email notification, whichever comes first.
Once you've received an email notification from SMSU Interlibrary Loan, you may pick up your materials at the Circulation Desk.
If an article is available electronically, you will be notified via your SMSU email. The subject line will read, "Your Interlibrary Loan Material." This email will include a link to the website the article is posted to along with login information necessary to view the article. You will be able to view the article 5 times or for 7 days after receiving the email notification, whichever comes first.
SMSU Library absorbs the cost of obtaining materials through Interlibrary Loan, except in rare cases when a lending library requires payment. If payment is requested, you will be notified via email.
Replacement and processing charges for lost interlibrary loan material will be enforced.
For distance students, items will be mailed by SMSU Library, but you will be responsible for return postage.
Most books and articles can be requested through Interlibrary Loan. However, there are some exceptions:
Please contact SMSU Interlibrary Loan with any questions.
Office hours: weekdays 8:30am-4:00pm
SMSU McFarland Library-Interlibrary Loan
Southwest Minnesota State University
1501 State St.
Marshall, MN 56258
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