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Interlibrary Loan : Request a Digital Copy from Another Library

While the majority of requests are successful, it's very important to keep in mind that submitting a request does not guarantee that it will be filled. Reasons you may receive an unfilled notification:

  • None of our lending partners own the item
  • The lending partner may have policy restrictions that prevent lending the copy
    • this is more common with physical items like books

If you feel you have received an unfilled message by mistake or if you have questions, please contact the library.

Step One

  • Search for your item in OneSearch, the library online catalog
  • If the item does not come up in your search in OneSearch, click on "expand your search" at the top of the page:

Step Two

  • Locate the item and click on "Get it for me from other libraries"
  • If promoted, please "sign-in" using your KansasCOM email address and password
  • Once signed in, click on the "Get a digital copy:" icon:

Step Three

  • Monitor your email, as articles and chapters will arrive in your inbox within a few hours to a few days

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Question: Can I use Interlibrary Loan Digital Borrowing?
  • Answer: Only currently registered and active students, faculty, and staff are able to utilize the Library's Interlibrary Loan Services.
  • Question: What can I request? 
  • Answer: Please refer to the table below:
 We Can Request We Cannot Request
  • Journal articles
  • Magazine articles
  • Dissertations
  • A Single Book Chapter*
  • Books or eBooks
  • Whole Journal Issues
  • Streaming Videos
  • More than One Book Chapter**

* For both physical and electronic books ** This is due to copyright restrictions 

For information about borrowing physical print materials such as books, please contact the library.