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Interlibrary Loan

Can't find what you need in WU Libraries? Interlibrary Loan (ILL) might be able to borrow it for you!

Requesting Books

There are three options for obtaining books and other research materials:

  1. Search the WU Libraries Catalog.  You can place a hold on items in our catalog and pick them up at the WU Library of your choice.  If we don't own what you need, try MOBIUS.
  2. Search the MOBIUS Catalog to borrow books from over 60 academic and regional libraries in Missouri. Most books are available for pickup at the WU library of your choice usually within 3-7 days. You will receive an email notice when the item arrives.  Use My Catalog to check on the status of your MOBIUS requests. If the book you want is not available from MOBIUS, try Interlibrary Loan.
  3. Use Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad) to obtain books, articles, and other research materials not owned by WU Libraries or MOBIUS. Most articles will be posted electronically in your ILLiad account usually within 24-48 hours. Books and other materials are available for pickup usually within 1-2 weeks. You may pick up ILL materials at John M. Olin Library, Gaylord Music Library, Pfeiffer Physics Library, or the Kranzberg Art and Architecture Library. Faculty and staff at West Campus are eligible to have ILL materials delivered to their campus box by choosing West Campus Box Delivery as the pickup location. You will be notified by e-mail when the material arrives.

Please note that the The Law Library and Becker Medical Library process Interlibrary Loan materials separately from Olin Library.