As you conduct your research, you may come across articles that are not available online, but are owned by the library in another format (print, fiche, film). Login to the Interlibrary Loan and Article Request portal and complete the form. Our staff will scan the article and you can log back into the portal to retrieve the article usually within 24-48 hours.
The Reference Desk is staffed until 10PM Sunday-Friday and until 5:00pm on Saturday.
Send your question to the Reference Desk via email - firstname.lastname@example.org Allow 24 hours for a response.
Schedule a Research Appointment
Contact the library for an appointment with a Reference Librarian: Schedule Research Help
As you become engaged in your research, you may uncover books and articles not available at the Cheng Library.
Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a service provided by the library, where we obtain, whenever possible, materials not available in our collection, for educational and research purposes. This can include, but is not limited to, books, journal articles, documents, and audio-visual materials, although there are some exceptions (textbooks, archival material, etc.). Materials are obtained from other libraries, both in this country and throughout the world.
To place a request for an item NOT owned by Cheng Library, login to the Interlibrary Loan & Article Request Portal. Select the appropriate form to complete. Article requests will generally be available in the portal within 24-48 hours. Book requests take longer 3-10 days and you will need to pick up the book at Cheng Library.
The new portal also allows you to check the status of your requests. For additional information, please watch the tutorial below or visit the Interlibrary Loan Services page.
**Please note that direct borrowing may be impacted by COVID19 restrictions.**
The Cheng Library has made arrangements with other libraries in NJ, that allow you to borrow materials directly from those institutions.