Answered By: Cherie' Weible Last Updated: Oct 09, 2015 Views: 31
There are several things that you can do to speed up the delivery time of your request. First, educate yourself with the University of Illinois Library system and how to search the catalog. Become familiar with the online databases, electronic journals, and items that are available in full text. If you need help, please ASK! We want you to get the materials you need in a timely manner, but we need your help too.
FIRST check the University of Illinois Online Library Catalog.
The University Library owns over 13 million volumes, so look here first for the material you need.
SECOND if the book you want is not in the University of Illinois Online Library Catalog, check for holdings in the I-Share Catalog. I-Share is a group of 75+ libraries in Illinois. If the item is owned by one of these other 75+ CARLI institutions, you can place a request for the item yourself.
THIRD, if you have not been able to find materials in either of these catalogs listed above, place an Interlibrary Loan request using the online forms.