If you find a book 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:
You must return books to the SMSU Library in person or by mail. If you choose to return materials by mail allow time to ensure receipt at SMSU Library before the due date. Media mail is usually the least expensive option; please ask your post office clerk. Please remember that you are responsible for all return mailing costs.
If you choose to return books by mail, please use the return address labels included in the books when they were delivered to you. Or, mail to:
SMSU Library—Interlibrary Loan
Southwest Minnesota State University
1501 State Street, BA 286
Marshall, MN 56258
If SMSU Library owns the requested item, you will usually get the item within a week. Books and articles from other libraries could be delivered in as little as a week but may take 3-4 weeks.
Most books and articles can be requested through Interlibrary Loan. However, there are some exceptions: