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Interlibrary Loan Guide

 

Interlibrary loan is a service that allows students, faculty, and staff to get materials from other libraries that aren't available at Gettysburg College. Books (including music scores), book chapter scans, and journal articles can all be obtained through interlibrary loan. If you have an interlibrary loan question, please contact illform@gettysburg.edu.

Borrowing Books

  1. Search MUSCAT Plus first. Musselman Library might have the book you want.
  2. If Musselman Library does not have your book, search WorldCat to find your book.
  3. Click the "Gett It!" button on the book's WorldCat page.
  4. You will be taken to MUSCAT Plus. Click the Sign In button and use your campus login.
  5. Click the "Request via interlibrary loan" link.
  6. You will be taken to your interlibrary loan account. Log in and review the citation information that auto-filled on the request form. Include as much information as possible (ISBN or OCLC number is especially helpful).
  7. Choose a "Reason for Item Request" from the drop-down menu and click the Submit Request button.

 

Borrowing Articles or Book Chapters

  1. Use Musselman's Research Guides or Databases A-Z to find articles or book chapters.
  2. Click the "Gett It!" button for your article. This will search the rest of the library's databases.
    • If one of the library's databases has the article, you will be taken to a MUSCAT Plus page with links to the journal.
    • If none of the library's databases have the article, you will be taken to a MUSCAT Plus page with the article information. Click the Sign In button and use your campus login.
  3. Click the "Request via interlibrary loan" link.
  4. You will be taken to your interlibrary loan account. Log in and review the citation information that auto-filled on the request form. Include as much information as possible (ISBN/ISSN or OCLC number is especially helpful).
  5. Choose a "Reason for Item Request" from the drop-down menu and click the Submit Request button.

Questions? Contact the interlibrary loan staff at illform@gettysburg.edu