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How Do I: Request items through ILL

How to get started using The Evergreen State College Library.

Request Items through Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

Request Items through Interlibrary Loan (text)

Start at the Library homepage: 

Use the main search bar on the homepage to search items by title, author, or keyword. I’ll search the Library Catalog for a book on “giant squid” written by the author Beccia.  

(If you’re not already signed into your Evergreen account on this browser, you will need to enter your Evergreen login information.)

It looks like we don’t have this particular book that I searched for. In this case, click “Expand your search”. 

There it is. Click on the title to view the detailed record

Note the options for accessing this book from other libraries:  

  • You can request a physical copy of the book, which would be delivered in about a week.  
  • Or, you can request just a chapter of the book to be scanned and delivered electronically in about 24 hours.  
  • For whichever option you choose, click “Get it” and follow the prompts to submit the request.  

Follow the same process for other types of resources, such as online journal articles.  

  • For items like articles and chapters that will be delivered electronically, you should receive an email within 24 hours providing access to the item.  
  • You can also go to your Library account at the top-right of the Library homepage and check “My Requests”. 
  • You should have access to electronic copies of requested items in your account for 90 days, but you can also download the pdf and keep that copy indefinitely for yourself.  

If expanding your search does not yield the results you need, click the link that reads “Still did not find what you need?” in order to fill out a request form. We’ll do our best to find or purchase a copy of the item that you need.  

Questions? Email

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