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How can I get a book or article that the library does not have? What is an Interlibrary Loan?

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Library doesn't have an article or book you need for your research? You can try an Interlibrary Loan request. 

Interlibrary Loan is a process by which we ask cooperating libraries if they would send us an article or book we don't have in our collection. In turn, we send materials out to other libraries. Any WKU student, faculty member, or staff can request an Interlibrary Loan. This service is provided completely free of charge. 

To place an Interlibrary Loan at WKU, you first need to register for the WKU Interlibrary Loan system. You will need to enter your NetID and password to get started. 

Here is a link to WKU Interlibrary Loan webpage, which includes complete information about the Interlibrary Loan system, along with contact information for Interlibrary Loan staff.