If you find a book through the online catalog that SMSU owns, you can request that we pull it from the shelf and send it to you. Also, if SMSU doesn't own a book or the full-text of an article that you need, we have a wide network of libraries we can ask to borrow it from-- and then pass it along to you. Here are the essential things to know about this service:
If SMSU Library owns the requested item, interlibrary loans will be sent out the next business day via U.S. mail. Books and articles from other libraries could be delivered in as little as a week, but could take longer. Keep in mind that books from other libraries are first sent to us, and then we have to mail them to you. Most article requests are done electronically so the turnaround time is generally quicker than for physical materials.
Office hours: weekdays 8:30am-4:00pm
SMSU McFarland Library-Interlibrary Loan
Southwest Minnesota State University
1501 State St.
Marshall, MN 56258