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BIOL 106 Principles of Animal Biology

This guide will help you with your assignment for BIOL 106.

Using Interlibrary Loan

If CMU doesn't have access to a book or article, we can order it for you through interlibrary loan.

How do I request something through Interlibrary Loan?

Many articles will have a "request through interlibrary loan" link on the record.

an EBSCOHOST search result with the title of the article, authors, and article date. Beneath these is a link "Request through Interlibrary Loan" highlighted in yellow.

If you can't find a link like this, you can log in to your Interlibrary Loan account, click "create request" and manually add the details of the article you'd like.

How does it work? 

Once we get your request, we will email you a link with a password to access a digital version of the item you requested. You can select the link, add the password, and then view/download the resource. You can also view your articles by logging into your Interlibrary Loan account. If you requested a physical book or item, the item will be sent to Tomlinson library and you'll be notified when it's ready to be picked up. If you're at the CMU Montrose campus, items will be sent to the admin desk and you can pick them up there. 

How long does it take?

Requests for digital items or articles usually take 1-3 days, though the average time is about 11 hours. Books or other materials can take up to 10 business days.

What types of items can I order through interlibrary loan?

You can order journal articles, physical books, and DVDs through Interlibrary Loan.

You can get more details about interlibrary loan on our interlibrary loan information page.