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Request a journal article delivered as a PDF to your email 


Request a chapter or portion of a book, delivered as a PDF to your email   



Request a book to be delivered to the A-State Library on your behalf. You can also request CDs, DVDs, Microfilm, and other physical items



Have an office?

We can deliver and pick up library materials for you and save you the trip!


Frequently Asked Questions

Our Services

Interlibrary Loan is a service that will request items from other libraries for short-term use. So, if you cannot find what you are looking for, please submit a request for the item and our office will do our best to find it for you!

Get a scan of an article or book chapter sent to your A-State email. Just look for the ‘Get a Chapter’ link in the online catalog or click on ‘Get a Book Chapter’ above. Digital Delivery of articles and book chapters usually takes 1-3 days.

If you have an A-State campus office, we will deliver and pick up any item you can check out within 3 business days of the request.

No. Interlibrary Loan and Digital Delivery are offered free of charge to all current A-State students, staff, faculty, and emeritus faculty. One must have an A-State campus office to be eligible for Office Delivery, which is also free.


Requests, Renewals, and Copyright Notice

Current A-State students, staff, faculty and emeritus faculty can request a variety of materials, including

  • Books
  • Abstracts
  • Theses
  • Dissertations
  • DVDs
  • CDs
  • Microfilms
  • Articles

All loans are subject to availability and the terms set by the lending institution.

  • Physical copies of books that we currently have available as e-Books.
  • Partial or complete copies of currently utilized textbooks.
  • Physical items from other institutions for our online students due to time constraints. In these instances, please consider requesting a chapter of the book you are interested in.
  • Digital Delivery of articles and book chapters usually takes 1-3 days.
  • The average request for a book takes about 7-12 days. You must have your ID to check out items once they arrive.
  • If you have an A-State office and request an Office Delivery, please allow an additional 1-3 business days.
  • ILL materials should be returned to the service desk. Please do not put in the drop boxes.
  • Have an A-State campus office? Let us help you! Fill out the form for Office Delivery or Pick-Up.

Notice warning concerning copyright restrictions:

  • The copyright law of the United States (title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specific conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use", that user may be liable for copyright infringement. This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.


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