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Interlibrary Loan

What if PLU doesn’t own the book/article you want?

 Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a free service that allows current PLU  students, faculty & staff to receive books from other libraries. Some things to keep in mind when using ILL:

  • Plan ahead!  Articles usually arrive in your email in 2-5 days--books can take 5-10 days
  • Books can be picked up on the ILL shelf on the 1st floor.  Just take them to the Circulation desk for check out.

The Interlibrary Loan link can be found either,

  • within the catalog or database
  • in the navigation bar at the top of the library website

 Never used it?  Click on First Time Users link

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This search box is the same as the one on the main library page.

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Finding African American History Articles

Background Sources

Credo Reference is an online tool that provides access to hundreds of background sources covering every major subject.

Subject Guide

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Web Resources

Beyond PLU

As a student at PLU you have two options for borrowing resources from other libraries:

1.  Worldcat Local makes borrowing items from libraries worldwide easy through Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

2.  You can also borrow items from the libraries in our consortium:

  • Northwest University
  • Seattle Pacific University
  • Seattle University
  • St. Martin's University
  • University of Puget Sound