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Government Documents for History Research: Interlibrary loan

A general purpose guide for history students highlighting major federal and state resources germane to researching topics in U.S. history. Includes links and descriptions of heavily trafficked resources.

What Can Be Borrowed?

We Can Borrow

  • Journal articles (both print and digital)
  • Books
  • Audio-visual material
  • Microfilm
  • Theses
  • Search for items you can request from other libraries using WorldCat (directions below) 

We Cannot Borrow

  • E-books
  • Course textbooks
  • Some reference items

How Long Does it Take?

How Long Does it Take?

Books and other materials which must be returned to the lending library, sometimes arrive within one or two days, but may take up to two weeks to arrive.

Most journal articles will arrive in your e-mail within 24 hours, possibly sooner.

When Requested Materials Arrive:

Books and other items with due dates, can be picked up from the One Stop desk on the main floor of the library. Patrons can also return these items to this desk on the main floor.

Patrons will receive e-mail notification when their requested journal articles arrive.  These documents can be accessed by opening the PDF attachment, or by using the provided password and URL to access the document online. 

How Do I Request Items?

Before you make a request:

  • You can request items only if they are not owned by Forsyth Library (this rule pertains to on-campus students only).
  • So make sure to first check our Library Catalog and databases to see if we have a copy of the title you need 
  • If an item we own appears to be missing, report it to library staff. You can then submit an ILLiad request.

Request using ILLiad: 

Questions? Just Ask!

785-628-4351

iloan@fhsu.edu

Mon - Fri. 7:00 - 4:00

After hours:  785-628-4434 or iloan@fhsu.edu