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Is the book or journal article you need on a different ASU campus, shelved in the High Density Collection, or is it not available in any ASU Library?
The ASU Library provides free services that will get you these materials.
To determine which service you need to use ...
The "Borrow It Now" icon can be found in the right-hand column of detailed catalog records for books that are checked out ...
"Borrow It Now" example
To access your Interlibrary Loan account start with the Libraries home page (http://lib.asu.edu). Mouse over "My Accounts" on the black navigation bar, then click on "My Illiad Account". Log in with your ASUrite ID and password.
The first time you enter your account you'll be ask to verify some information such as department and preferred pickup location. The second time you log in and thereafter, you'll go directly into your account.
When you are in a library database, such as Compendex or Inspec, you'll be using the yellow "Get It @ ASU" button to determine if the ASU Library has the item online.
When Get It @ ASU indicates that the article is not online, you may use Option 2 to request the item via the Interlibrary Loan/Document Delivery service. When you click on the "Loan/Document Delivery" link you'll be taken to the ILL login screen and once you login, the journal article request form will be automatically filled in by the computer. All you have to do is check the form for accuracy and hit the submit button.
You may also submit a request manually.
Including the ISSN (International Standard Serial Number) on a journal article request will result in a faster retrieval of the item. You can find the ISSN for a journal by searching Google with the name of the journal and the word ISSN.
"journal of sound and vibration" ISSN
After you submit a request, your account will show the request as "Outstanding" and give the status. Once the document is received, your account will have the document in the "Electronically Received Articles" section. You will also be sent an email indicating that the item is now available. Items stay in your account for 60 days and you may view online, print or download during that time. After 60 days, the article is removed and the only way to get the article back is to submit another request for it.
see our ILL/Document Delivery guide.
Contact our Interlibrary Loan/Document Delivery staff directly, Monday - Friday, 8am-5pm at: