Use a library's catalog to find books and other items owned by that library.
Try relevant keywords and keyword combinations as well as subject terms to find books with information on your topic. For example:
One useful way to find subject terms (and to see if a source seems relevant) is to see what subject terms are listed with books and other sources in the library catalog.
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.
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.
Use the links below to look for books, articles and more beyond our collection: