Research Guide: Interlibrary Loan

Use this guide to learn more about Interlibrary Loans

WorldCat - Find Books

Holman Library has books on many topics, but not every topic.
For certain topics, books from other libraries will be needed for your research.
With the exception of current textbooks, books can usually be requested through Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

For Example:

  • Holman Library does not have any books about the various types of mushrooms that grow in the Pacific Northwest.
  • There are other libraries that collect books on this topic. The quickest way to find books on this topic is to use which searches other libraries.
  • Enter the same search from above into the search field in WorldCat.

This image shows a search in the Worldcat catalog for: mushrooms pacific northwest

  • Evaluate the search results for books that will help in your research.
  • The information you will need for the ILL Request Form is highlighted below.
  • IMPORTANT NOTE: If you need a specific edition (i.e. 3rd Edition) you must note this in the Book Edition field of the ILL Form.

This image shows the results page for the book "Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest" it highlights the title, author, and date