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Library: Interlibrary Loan

What is Interlibrary Loan?


Interlibrary Loan or ILL for short is a program used by most libraries (academic and public) to share both books and articles so that everyone has the ability to access content when it cannot be provided by your institution.

Direct Access Program (DAP)


"The CDLC Direct Access Card Program is based on the premise that participating libraries will translate their commitment to cooperation and service into library access for users of other libraries in the region, even though their collections may not otherwise be open to the public.  The program is meant to provide serious library users with access to resources not available in the library with which they are primarily affiliated." (From CDLC)
You can sign up for your DAP card at the reference desk!  All you have to do is fill out a patron application.  Also, it is recommended when you use another institution's library, you have your student ID and your DAP card with you. 
For more information about the program check out the CDLC website.

Frequently Asked Questions


 How do I request a book or article?

Click on the links in the "Request an Item" section of the ILL page or click on the links below.

Book Request

Article Request

 How long should it take for my request to arrive?

Book requests can take anywhere between 1-2 weeks depending on availability.

Article requests can take anywhere between 1-7 days.

 How do I get a DAP card?

See the librarian at the reference desk to sign up for a DAP card.  You can use a DAP card at any participating library.  For a full list of libraries that participate click here.

 Can I renew my ILL book?

Yes, you can renew your ILL book if it is allowed by the participating institution, and it does not have a request at the participating institution for the item.

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