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Requests and Interlibrary Loan

After completing a search, get the physical materials you need. These webpages cover the process, which depends on your search results.

  • If the item is available you can request the book to be picked up at the Main Circulation Desk. See Getting Available Items for instructions.
  • If the item is unavailable, you can request it through Interlibrary Loan. See Requesting Unavailable Items for more on this process.

Non-Northwestern affiliates should request items through their local library.

The Libraries also loans materials to other institutions via Interlibrary Loan. Learn about this service.