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A Social Work Research Guide

Social work research guide

Interlibrary Loan for Books Subpage

If WUSTL has the needed book in a Danforth/West Campus library, consider requesting that it be sent to the WUSTL library of your choice for pick-up.  It usually takes 3-4 business days to arrive at your specified pick-up location. The pick-up location will notify you when the book arrives.  Note: The WUSTL medical library is not available as a pick-up location.

If WUSTL does not have the needed book, consider requesting the book through the MOBIUS system.  Use MOBIUS to borrow books from other academic libraries in Missouri.  Most books are available for pick-up at the Danforth/West Campus library of your choice.  The book usually arrives within 4-7 business days.  The WUSTL library that you chose as a pick-up location will notify you when the book arrives. You can also use My Catalog to check on the status of your MOBIUS requests. 
If the book is available in the MOBIUS system, and you don't want to wait the 4-7 business days, you can visit the MOBIUS library and check out the book.  Make sure to bring your Washington University ID card.  Several MOBIUS libraries are in the St. Louis area and are accessible via bus and/or MetroLink.  NOTE: You cannot visit St. Louis County Library with your WUSTL ID.  St. Louis County Library does not participate in the on-site MOBIUS visitor check-out program.
When done with your MOBIUS book, return it to any Danforth/West Campus library.

If neither WUSTL nor MOBIUS has the needed book, consider using the ILLiad Interlibrary Loan System.  Books requested through ILLiad usually take 2-3 weeks to arrive.