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Interlibrary Loan (ILL): Request items from other libraries

When do you need it? Format Option
Today Books & Articles Other local libraries If another local public or academic library has the book or journal you need, the fastest way to get it is to go to the library. Your SCSU ID can be used to check out books at the College of St. Benedict/St. John’s University.
2-10+ days Books and other formats
Articles and microforms

Tips for using Interlibrary Loan

When filling out the Interlibrary Loan request form please note:

  1. Enter your StarID and password. If you have trouble logging in, please contact the Circulation desk at 320-308-3083.
  2. Fields noted with an asterisk (*) are required.
  3. The "Need By" date you are required to enter is in the form MM/DD/YYYY (i.e., 04/21/2015 for April 14, 2015).
  4. If you are a distance education student, please write "I am a distance student" in the note field and include your current mailing address.

To check the status of an Interlibrary Loan request:

  1. Use Your Account to access your interlibrary loan information.
  2. Enter your StarID and password. If you have trouble logging in, please contact the Circulation desk at 320-308-3083.
  3. Click on the ILL Requests link on the right side of the page.
  4. Click Log Out at the upper right when you are finished.

The Interlibrary Loan service is generally free to SCSU students, faculty and staff and is offered through MINITEX, a cooperative regional interlibrary loan service, Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) and Learning Resources Services to provide access to books and journal/newspaper articles not found in St. Cloud State collections. Materials may be borrowed from other libraries for periods of 2-4 weeks and may or may not be renewable; photocopies of articles may be kept.

See the Interlibrary Loan Borrowing Policy and the Interlibrary Loan Lending Policy for more information. If you have questions, please contact the ILL office at 320-308-2085 or send the staff an e-mail at ill@stcloudstate.edu.

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