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. The Cheng Library will obtain, whenever possible, materials not available in our collection, for educational and research purposes. Materials can include 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.
Turnaround time is generally quite fast, with most articles requests being filled within a few days, and books within a few weeks.
Use the ILL login page to connect to the Library's ILL service. Use the menu on the left to select new article or book/media.
For more information, visit the Interlibrary Loan & Article Service link on the library homepage.
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).
Use the ILL log-in page to have us scan and post these articles to your ILL account! After logging-in, from the menu on the laft, select "New Article Request."
The Reference Desk is staffed until 10:00 p.m. Sunday-Friday and until 8:00 p.m. on Saturday.
Send your question to the Reference Desk via email - firstname.lastname@example.org Allow 24 hours for a reply.
Schedule a Research Appointment
Contact the library for an appointment with a Reference Librarian: Schedule Research Help