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Interlibrary Loan (ILL)
ILL is a free lending service available to current Texas State students and employees. ILL borrows items from other libraries that Alkek Library does not own such as journal articles, books, DVDs, CDs—anything you might need for your research.
Use ILLiad, the online Interlibrary Loan request, to order your ILL items. Enter as much information as you know about the item you need, and the ILL staff will try to track it down.
Contact & Pick-up Info:
512.245.4893 or email
with additional questions. Items can be picked up at the Ask Alkek Desk on the 2nd floor of the Library.
Subject headings can help
Looking for something not owned by Alkek Library?
Worldcat is a database containing catalog records from libraries around the world. This is a great place to identify materials you might want to request on interlibrary loan, if our library doesn't own them-
WorldCat (public version) This link opens in a new window
Indexes items owned by libraries throughout the U.S. and parts of the world. Texas State does not own all the items listed in WorldCat. For fuller searching capabilities, use WorldCat on FirstSearch.