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Requesting Materials

Procedure for Requesting Interlibrary Loan Material:

Check WorldCat to make sure that requested material is not owned by our library. If the item is owned by Alabama State University, the “Request item through Interlibrary Loan” option will not be available. Once the appropriate material is located in WorldCat, click the blue “Request item through Interlibrary Loan” button on the right side of the screen. An Interlibrary Loan request form will pop up. Please fill in the requested information and submit.  Interlibrary Loan Staff will contact you when requested materials arrive.

If you need assistance, please ask a staff member at the public service desk for help. Paper forms will be available at the Information Desk in the library in the event that an article cannot be located through WorldCat. Please include the following information when submitting a paper request: Title of Periodical/Journal, Author of Article, Title of Article, Volume, Issue#, Date, Pages.

Please choose different journals to order articles through Interlibrary Loan. Due to Copyright Restrictions we cannot borrow more than five copies during a calendar year from any single periodical title (Not single issue). Interlibrary loan staff will process the ILL Request if the item is currently unavailable or if the requested material is currently on order.