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In addition to all the materials we have access to via MSU's Library Services, you also have access to more materials from other libraries through our Interlibrary Loan service, or ILL. This service is provided free of charge to MSU students, faculty, and staff. Use the information below to find and request articles from other libraries.
First, go the the library's homepage. Use the "MavScholar" search bar toward the top of the screen to search for your article.
You can use advanced searches to search by author, title, or publication date to more quickly find your item.
If you're having difficulty finding the article, click the "Add Results from Other Sources" option near the top of the page.
If you still can't find your item, is it possible you're looking for a book?
Once you find the article, click on No Online Access or the title.
Sign In using your StarID information under the How to get it section on the next screen.
Click on InterLibrary Loan in the How to get it section on the next screen.
After signing in, a form will include automatically filled-in information about the article. Double check the information to make sure it is correct. Click Send Request to continue.
Next agree to the copyright terms in order to complete your request.
The next screen should confirm that your request as been placed.
If you requested an article, it's likely you will receive access instructions via your MavMail email address.
The image below is an example of an ILL email you might receive. In the message, there will be a link and password. Click the link and use the password to access your article.
Warning: Access to the article expires in a few days. Be sure to download your article right away or you will lose access to it!
To renew or cancel an ILL, you'll need to go to your "My Library Account." You can find the link on the library's homepage.
Select StarID Login then enter your StarID and password.
First, navigate from the Overview of you Library Account. If you wish to see the status of an ILL or cancel the request, click on the "Requests" button.
If you want to renew an already checked-out ILL, go to the "Loans" tab
In the Loans tab, the renewal process will be nearly identical as other items. Check the boxes for items you wish to renew, or choose "Renew All" option at the top of the page.
If you have been successful, a notification should appear immediately stating that a "Renew request has been sent to resource sharing lender and is pending approval." This means we have sent a request to renew the book to the other library. It may take a few days for approval; watch your email for updates on the loan.
Please know that it takes extra time to renew an ILL because we need to contact the other library to extend the due date. If you are close to the ILL's due date, you may not be able to renew!
If you have any more questions about ILLs, or need to request something in a different way, check out the Interlibrary Loan's page .
If you have any trouble, please talk to a librarian.