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Using Interlibrary Loan Services
If you need to use Interlibrary Loan Services and are unfamiliar with how it works, please see the Interlibrary Loan guide (linked below) for more information. Still have questions? Ask a Librarian!
Article Requests - Things to Note
- ILL requests for articles are sent only to your SMSU student email account.
- Your ILL requests for articles often arrive within 72 hours, but don't depend on it. Officially the minimum number of days between request and delivery is 10 days.
- The articles are available for either 7 or 30 days (depending on who provides it) or 5 views; whichever happens first, so you MUST be looking for your Interlibrary Loan requests regularly or they will disappear.
If you live more than 30 miles from SMSU and do not get to campus at least once a week, be sure to read the Document Delivery section on the InterLibrary Loan page.
Need to request an article or book via Interlibrary Loan? Check out the How to Request link in the Interlibrary Loan guide. It breaks down by Articles/Chapters and Books/Films/CDs and explains the process for each format.