Skip to main content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

Interlibrary Loan: Requesting Materials

Directions for using Interlibrary Loan to request materials from another library.

When to Use ILL

If you need a book, article or other item to which Forsyth Library does not have access, you can use Interlibrary Loan (ILL) to request it from another library. FHSU Online students can also use this service to obtain items owned by Forsyth that are inaccessible to them due to distance. (NOTE: Textbooks cannot be obtained through ILL). Examples:

1. When searching the library's databases, the citation you find has no link to the "full-text" of an article, book chapter or other electronic item:

Screenshot of an article citation with the words "no full-text" underneath.


2. Instead of a full-text link, the link says "Find it at Forsyth". Clicking Find it at Forsyth leads to this message: 

Screenshot of book title with the words "Your search did not match any physical resource in the library".


3. An article you found online requires payment, and you have checked with a librarian to be sure we do not have access through the library.

Article which requires payment of $39.95 to read.


4.  You need a book or other physical item owned by Forsyth Library, but live too far away to pick it up.