Q. How do I submit an interlibrary loan request for a book chapter?
Prior to submitting an interlibrary loan request for a book chapter, you may first want to search WorldCat to see if a library near you owns the book. Enter the book title to locate the book. Next, select your title from the search results screen. On the book summary page, enter your zip code or location in the "Enter your location" box. The list of libraries that own the book will be updated based on your location.
If you are unable to locate the whole book locally, you want to request a chapter from the book through Interlibrary Loan. If available, a lending library will deliver the chapter electronically to your ILL Account, typically within 3-5 days. If you need help identifying which chapter to request, we recommend that you look up the book on Amazon or Google Books to see if you can view the table of contents.
Follow the steps below to create your ILL account and submit a book chapter request:
1) Proceed to the Library's homepage.
2) Under the Services drop-down menu, click on Interlibrary Loan.
3) Click on First Time User Registration and then First Time Users Click Here.
4) Enter all required fields and select a username and password.
5) Click on Book Chapter under New Request.
6) Fill out request form, making sure to include book title, book chapter title, book chapter author, and chapter page numbers.
For additional information about the Library's ILL service, view the recorded Interlibrary Loan and Alternatives Workshop on our Library Workshop Videos page. Additionally, we strongly encourage you to consider looking for alternate books using our E-Book databases. Ebook Central is a good starting point as it contains over 100,000 books in all subject areas.
Note: The Library is unable to provide interlibray loan for course primary (required) or supplemental books listed in your syllabus. Additionally, copyright restricts the Library to borrow only ONE chapter per book, per person. For options on obtaining books outside NCU Library, see the Cannot Locate a Book FAQ.
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