Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

An interlibrary loan request enables CNU students, staff and faculty to access articles unavailable within the CNU databases. Here is how the process works:

  1. Once the request is filled out with the correct information, it is submitted to the library staff.
  2. The CNU library works with other libraries in the same interlibrary loan system to locate a copy of the book or article.
  3. Once the CNU library receives the book or article in question, they will send it to you via email.

This process takes up to three days. Occasionally, there will be a request for a text that cannot be found through the interlibrary loan system, and in this case the CNU library will work to purchase the text. The purchasing process is different and separate from the interlibrary loan process. Purchasing a text can take up to one month.

You will receive updates from the library about the status of your ILL request and are welcome to ask any additional questions.

Before you submit your request, did you check:

  • For an article: Ovid, which allows you to search all CNU databases?
  • For a book: EBSCO CNU OneSearch & R2 library for a digital copy?

We want to make sure you get access to your materials as soon as possible. Good searching techniques can help you avoid unnecessary waiting periods.

Check our tutorials section to learn more about database searching techniques. Please contact us if you have any questions.