Interlibrary Loan

Who can place requests?

NSU faculty, staff and all registered students can place interlibrary loan requests.

How long does it take?

How long does it take?


I need it... Formats Get it!
Today Books & Articles Search Other Local Libraries: If Presentation College or Alexander Mitchell Public Library has the book or journal you want, you can pay them a visit and check out the book or copy the article you want in person. 

Search Library Databases: Many articles in the databases are full text online or in print and can be found in the library, printed out or saved immediately.
1 - 3 days

4 - 14 days 

Books & other materials
Interlibrary Loan. We can get just about anything you need from just about any library. Articles will usually arrive in your email inbox. You'll receive an email notice when books and other materials arrive.

Is there a charge?

There is no fee for requesting interlibrary loan materials.*

*If you are a distance student and your interlibrary loan materials are mailed to you, you will be responsible for the cost of mailing them back to Williams Library.

How do I place a request?

Most requests can be made directly from the library catalog by clicking the Interlibrary Loan link, or by using the Find it @ NSU! button/link in the databases.

But it's not in the catalog... (blank request forms)

Occasionally you will need to request an item that you've run across in the course of your research which does not appear in the library catalog.

For this type of request, you can use the Interlibrary Loan Request Form.