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ILL BOOK BORROWING TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED

DURING THIS CORVID-19 ILL BORROWING SUSPENSION, the OCLC WorldCat database is not sending materials between libraries.

However, the Library Pandemic Resources page contains some helpful tools to support distance learning during our transition of course support to a completely online mode.

           You may still contact the library staff for online assistance with our many online tools. 

Finding Books Worldwide

FINDING BOOKS FROM SOURCES BEYOND OUR BOOK CATALOGS 

DO NOT START YOUR BOOK SEARCH IN WORLDCAT.

Almost all of the material you desire can be found through a search within our CARLI I-Share consortium. You will have immediate access and longer loan periods from our local catalog and our I-Share partners. In addition, our staff will simply re-direct any WorldCat requests that are also found in our local catalogs back to you. This will create an even longer delay, and you will still need to request the item yourself.

 

Start all searches in our local SXU book catalog.

If you do not find the desired material, expand your search into the I-Share consortium catalog, which covers 91 academic libraries within the state and provides 2-3 day book delivery. Just select the "All I-Share Libraries" option from the pull-down menu below the search box.

 

ONLY if these catalogs do not have the item you desire, should you expand your search into thousands of other book catalogs using the Worldcat database.

NOTE: Expect delays as you make ILL requests for many of these materials not owned by our network.

 

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