To get articles and books that the library does not own, take advantage of ILL, a free service for current NDNU community members. It's an arrangement were we borrow from other libraries; books are delivered to the library for pick up and articles are typically sent directly to you as email attachments.
Pro Tip: It is important to note that the receipt times for materials requested through ILL can vary, therefore students should plan ahead when using ILL. Also, students can work with a librarian at the Reference Desk, they are experts at helping students identify and quickly access materials that can bolster their research as they wait for their ILL materials to arrive.
Articles identified using Discovery Search:
When you are reviewing articles that are part of Discovery search results, articles that do not show the 'Access Online' button will display the following:
Use this button to submit an ILL Request.
Occasionally, linking issues can occur. If this happens, please come to the library's Reference Desk with printed information highlighting the article you wish to get and we will work with you to complete the request.
Articles identified using a database:
When you are reviewing your article database search results and the library does not own access to an item, you will see this:
Use that link to initiate ILL article requests.
Occasionally, linking issues can occur. If this happens, please come to the library's Reference Desk with information highlighting the article you wish to get and we will work with you to complete the request.
When you are reviewing your search results and the library does not own or have electronic access to a book, the ILL request feature will appear as the following button:
Use this button to submit an ILL Request. If you don't see the button, click on the book's title and it should be visible.
Articles are taking about 3 to 10 days to receive; they will be emailed to you as attachments. Our goal is to get materials to you as quickly as possible, please keep in mind that getting some items can involve longer turnaround times.
Book arrival times vary, and that time is determined by the library that is providing us with the requested item, but it's usually a week. You will be notified when books are available for pick up from the library's Circulation Desk. An ILL book's due date is determined by the lending library.
'Renewing' means extending the loan period of your borrowed items so you can hang on to them longer and avoid overdue fees.
The answer is maybe. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your request at least three days before your ILL item is due so that we can contact the lending library about the renewal request. The lending library will determine if the item can be renewed and if so, what the new due date will be. Please include the title of the item you wish to renew in your email.
No. Do check with your local public library though, public libraries also provide interlibrary loan services and work very hard to get you the items you want even if they don't have them.