Library Research Guide
Interlibrary loan is the most important resource for distance students and faculty to access physical items without visiting campus. Interlibrary loan also provides access to electronic articles which are not accessible in our online systems.
When K-State Libraries doesn't own a book, journal article, film, or other resource that you need, we'll try to borrow it for you from another library. This service is called Interlibrary Loan. We can obtain most types of materials through Interlibrary Loan, but we are not able to borrow textbooks.
Interlibrary Loan requests are usually handled at no out-of-pocket cost to K-State students, faculty, and staff - the costs are paid by the Libraries. 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 link from one of our databases, it will take you to a screen of options, including the Interlibrary Loan request screen.
Place an Interlibrary Loan request. Fulfillment of requests can take:
If Livia is not available you may also email the Hale Library Science Team at email@example.com
For quick assistance, use the box below to chat with a librarian during Library Help hours.