About Masland Library

Using Interlibrary Loan

Using Interlibrary Loan at Cairn University

Interlibrary Loan isn't meant to be the main avenue of research, it is instead an enhancement to your study.  The Library staff, with input from the Faculty, spend many hours selecting resources which will provide information for your research projects. However we know that as the curriculum expands and that each person has their own interests that there are times and papers which will stretch the research resources available.  When that happens we want to help you write the very best paper you can with resources that are the best for your assignment. So how do you use it?

Option 1:

  • Using our Database A-Z list select WorldCat Discovery
  • Search for the item you need
  • Once you find the item select it (use the title)
  • If we do not own the item then a "Request Item" button will appear
  • Select the Request Item button and fill in all of the fields listed.
  • If your item is an article we will email it to you; for books you will need to pick it up at the Library.

Option 2:

  • When searching our databases you may come across citations that are not full text. For these you can use the following steps to request the item. 
  • On the citation there should be a link that says "Full Text Finder" select it.
  • If the item is found in a different database it will be listed under Full Text Located, if there is nothing in that section you can select "Place ILL Request via OCLC WorldCat Discovery". 
  • Under Request a copy of this item there will either be a button to Request the Item or a notification to contact your librarian.  If there is a button click it, if there isn't then please send the citation to ill@cairn.edu.

What can I request via ILL?

 

Books

Articles/Book Chapters

Text-books

Theses*

Dissertations*

Audio-Visuals*

Rare books

Books held by Masland Library

Undergraduates

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

Degree Completion

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

Graduates

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

Faculty

Yes

Yes

Yes

 Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

Staff

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

No

No

No

Consortiums

Can use materials in the library only.  They can use their own library for ILL.

Pastors

Can use materials in the library only.  They can use the public library system for ILL

Alumni

Can use materials in the library only. They can use the public library system for ILL

Visitors

Can use materials in the library only. They can use the public library system for ILL.

 

*We can borrow as long as there is a Library that will lend, many will not lend these materials.

Renewals:

Due dates and renewal periods are determined by the lending library.  

If you need a renewal, please email the Title or number found under the barcode this is found on the book to ILL@cairn.edu before the due date. The staff will get back to you once they hear from the lending library whether the item has been renewed or not.

Using Interlibrary Loan