After reviewing this information, you will be able to:
Get Articles from Other Libraries
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 in the center 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 "Results beyond your library's collection" 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 the title.
For some sources, you will need to click the "Request" button.
Otherwise, a new page will open. Find and click the link labeled "Interlibrary Loan and/or Request."
You will be brought to a login page. Login using the number from the barcode on the back of your MavCard for your User ID, and your last name for your Password.
The form on the next page should automatically fill in the article's information, but double check the information to make sure it is correct.
Once you're sure all the information is correct, confirm the copyright statement by checking the box, and click the "Go" button to submit.
The next page should say "ILL request was registered."
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!
Renew or Cancel an ILL
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.
Login to your account. Use the 14 digit barcode number from the back of your MavCard for your username, and your last name for your password.
Once logged in, navigate to the "ILL Requests" tab to see your current loans and requests.
Once in this window, select which of your ILL items you wish to alter by checking the small box by the title. Then, select either the "Renew" or "Cancel" buttons to renew or cancel your ILL request.
Other ILL Information and Requests
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.
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