If you cannot locate a needed journal article or book in the Mabee Library collections, you are encouraged to fill out a request form. We will attempt to locate the material from another library. Click on one of the following links to place an interlibrary loan request:
Requests may also be submitted online via the library website, or through the Kansas Library Catalog. Journal article requests may also be submitted through EBSCOhost.
Usually this service is free, but occasionally a fee is charged from the lending library. The library will cover the first $20 of the charge. If there is any remaining balance, you will be notified prior to the request being submitted, and you may choose to continue or cancel the request. If you authorize the request to be submitted, the remaining balance is to be paid when you come to pick the item up at the library. In most cases, fees do not exceed $25.
Journal articles are photocopies which you can keep; books are borrowed for an approximate three week period (this varies from one library to another). You should return borrowed books to Mabee Library; we will return the book to the lending library for you.
A renewal request may be submitted to the library within three days prior to the item being due. If the renewal request is accepted, the student will receive an e-mail from the library with the new date due. If the request is not accepted, the student will be notified and the item must be returned to the library as soon as possible. Failure to return items in a timely fashion could result in the loss of borrowing privileges. The lending library may assess a replacement charge for items that are lost. This charge will be the responsibility of the requestor.
Textbooks are not available for interlibrary loan. Personal or entertainment uses that are non-academic may be restricted.
Please allow five to ten business days to receive materials you have requested through interlibrary loan.
We have created a research guide on interlibrary loan that goes into more detail, and which provides a useful introduction to the use of the Kansas Library Catalog for interlibrary loan requesting.