LSAMP: Research in the Sciences

A Starting Place for LSAMP Scholars

Requesting Articles with InterLibrary Loan

Making a request

Use the link below to get to the Interlibrary Loan page where you can fill out a form with required information about the source you're trying to request. See the images below to learn more about the steps to make a request.

Requesting an Interlibrary Loan:
  1. Go to the Holman Library's Interlibrary Loan page and select "Student Request Form." Log in with your first and last name and your Green River student ID number:

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Image of the ILL student request form showing to log in with first and last name, and student ID

  1. Select the type of item you are requesting. (If you found the item through Google Scholar, it is often a Journal Article):

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ILL format selection screen showing how to choose a book or article

  1. Use the information you find on the article's abstract or citation page to fill out the ILL request form:

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image showing how to request an ILL article ILL. Shows how to fill in info about the source in the form
  1. Finish filling out the ILL form and click the Submit Requests button at the bottom. When your item arrives, the library will contact you:
  • A digital article will be emailed as an attachment to your Green River email account (
  • A book or other physical item will be held for you at the Holman Library's Circulation Desk. You will receive an email at Green River email account ( notifying you it has arrived and is ready for you to pick up.  

Beyond Our Collection: Interlibrary Loan

Using the Interlibrary Loan Service

InterLibrary Loan: No library has it all! But the InterLibrary Loan (or ILL) is a service offered by Holman Library for borrowing books and articles from other libraries. InterLibrary Loan requests are free to current GRC students, faculty and staff.

For your research, it is important to search many places.
  • First, start with the books and articles available through the Holman Library.

  • Then, If you find books and articles that the Library does NOT have access to, just request them through Interlibrary Loan.

  • Using Interlibrary Loan increases the amount of resources available to you and helps you become a more thorough researcher.

  • Books and other items that require mailing may take 1-2 weeks.

  • Articles and other digital items may arrive within 2-5 days. Use your email as your contact info and the article will be sent directly to you.

If you need help filling out this form, call the library reference desk at (253) 931-6480.

Other places you can search...

Use the links below to look for books, articles and more beyond our collection: