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Get This for Me! - Interlibrary Loan (ILL): Overview

This guide covers how interlibrary loan (ILL) works at CCS Library and includes the forms needed to request materials from external partners

Get This for Me!

Can't find what you're looking for? Try interlibrary loan (ILL)! This service allows CCS Library to borrow items from other libraries. CCS faculty, staff, and currently enrolled students are able to make requests through two services.

The Michigan eLibrary Catalog (MeLCat) is an in-state consortial catalog that allows CCS community members to borrow books and DVDs from libraries all over Michigan. Patrons are encouraged to check MeLCat first, as it is often quicker.

If you would like to request an article or a scan of a book chapter, OCLC WorldShare Interlibrary Loan allows CCS community members to borrow from reciprocal partners across the country.

Books can also be requested through WorldShare if the item is not available in MeLCat.

Tips for ILL requests

  • Accurate and complete citation information speeds the processing of your request
  • Please only request one item per form submission
  • Please place ILL requests at least one week before they are needed
  • Need inspiration? Try WorldCat to search library holdings across the globe!
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