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Interlibrary Loan

General Information

  • Delivery time varies, averaging 7 days for an article and 1-2 weeks for a book. We recommend you request an item 2-3 weeks before it's needed.
  • Overdue charges for Interlibrary Loan items are $5.00 per day.
  • If a book is not returned within 7 days of the due date, you'll be charged the book’s replacement cost and a processing fee.
  • Items available to CBU students at Local Libraries cannot be provided through interlibrary loan. You will be responsible for obtaining the items from Local Libraries.


  1. First, Check for full text of the article.
  2. If we don't have it, use the Article Request Form.


  1. First, Search the Library for the book.
  2. If we don't have it, you can either request the book from within WorldCat Discovery or use the Book Request Form.

Items difficult to obtain through Interlibrary Loan include:

  • Audiovisual materials
  • Newly published books

COPYRIGHT NOTICE: Copies made for interlibrary loan may be subject to copyright law.