Library Research Guide
When K-State Libraries doesn't own a book, journal article, film, or other resource* that you need for your research, we'll try to borrow it for you from another library. We call this Interlibrary Loan.
It takes a few moments for first time users to create an account, and then you can request materials!
How much does it cost? Interlibrary Loan requests are usually handled at no out of pocket cost to K-State students, faculty, and staff (meaning, you won't get billed for them!). If there is a cost for the loan, you will be asked ahead of time if you still want the item--but this is very rare.
When you use the Get It button in our databases, the "We'll try to get it for you" option will take you to the Interlibrary Loan request screen.
Interlibrary Loan-Requests can take:
2-5 days for electronically received copies (typically articles, chapters, sections from books 50 pages and under)
3-10 days for books, videos, and anything else we get through the mail
*Sorry, we are unable to borrow textbooks through interlibrary loan.