This tab outlines what an interloan is, how to request one, and what information you will need to provide.
When Ara library does not have the book or article that you are looking for, we can request it on your behalf from another library. This is called an interlibrary loan request.
The interloan service is available for current staff and students to support their Ara related research, study or teaching requirements.
Please note if you require an item for long term you can make a recommendation for the library to purchase the item for its collection.
Email email@example.com for resources you can’t find. The Library can usually get the resource free of charge for you from another library. This service can take over a week.
Before submitting your request make sure you have used the guidelines to Find a journal article in my reading list to check if you can find the journal title and then the article in our collection. Remember to enter the journal title (not the article title) under Search books and more.
When submitting your request to firstname.lastname@example.org please supply the following details:
And ensure your citation includes:
It’s a good idea to send the full APA citation, DOI link or other permalink to the article.
Here’s how to find the citation in common databases:
EBSCOhost databases – Look for Cite or Permalink in the right column.
Gale databases – Look for Citation tools in the right column
Pubmed - Use the URL in the address bar
Science Direct – Use the URL in the address bar (Do not use this method for Gale or EBSCO databases as the URL bar only contains session links which will time out.)
Google Scholar articles – Use the URL in the address bar