If SMSU Library owns the requested item, document delivery service will usually take a week. Books and articles from other libraries could be delivered in as little as a week but may take 3-4 weeks.
We strive to offer our distance learners the same services available to on-campus students. Therefore, as a distance learner you have full access to:
However, as a distance learner there are a few extra hoops to jump through (we try to keep them low to the ground ;-) ), especially when requesting books through interlibrary loan.
The purpose of this page is to help you navigate through the process of finding, requesting, receiving, and returning interlibrary loan materials.
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:
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