Duckworth Library participates in an Interlibrary Loan (ILL) system, which allows us to borrow books and articles from other libraries around the world. However, this process can take up to two weeks. Start your search early in the semester and speak with a librarian as soon as you find that you need to use ILL to insure that your materials arrive in time for your project.
Follow the steps below to help us help you:
1. Determine if Duckworth Library holds what you need.
- Online catalog: Check to see if a book is in the building or available as an ebook.
- Online databases: Check to see if we have access to the journal or publication you need.
If you cannot locate the information you need, it may be helpful to consult a librarian. If you know the exact material you need and it is not in the building, continue the InterLibrary Loan process.
2. Gather citation information.
- For a book: Locate the title and author of the work. A date of publication can also be helpful.
- For an article: Locate the title of the publication, title and author of the article, volume, issue, date and page number of the citation.
3. Make the request.