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Aquinas Library: InterLibrary Loans

Now your search for books and request for loans from other libraries is coordinated: Make your InterLibrary Loan request through Aquinas College Library's catalog search.  The Aquinas Library is now a member of the WorldCat library cooperative.  Our catalog not only searches our library's holdings but those of over 16,000 other libraries as well. 

See the 3-step process below...

ILL - Step 1

1. Search for the book or article you need in the WorldCat Discovery Interface tab above.  Note: make sure you click on the print book format of the book you want (you may have to click on "View all editions & formats"); eBooks cannot be loaned from other libraries.

Check you request status

To see the status of your InterLibrary Loan request, simply sign into WorldCat Discovery with your ID# (the number on the back of your Aquinas ID card, under the barcode).  Click on the "My Account" option of the dropdown menu by your name. The book or article that you requested will show up under the Holds tab of your account.

ILL - Step 2

2. Click on the book/article you want; if Aquinas library does not have it, then click on the "Request Item through Interlibrary Loan" button.

ILL - Step 3

3. Fill in the required personal information and click the submit button at the bottom of the page. The "Library ID#" is the barcode number on the back of your Aquinas ID card.

Don't Forget!

When for your ID# for user authentication. This is the number on the back of your Aquinas ID card, under the barcode. Make sure that you have gotten your ID card activated at the Aquinas College Library before attempting to use the databases off campus.  If you need a password or a password reset, please email a librarian who will send you a password set/reset email.

Still have questions? Contact the Library staff, Monday - Friday, 8 am until 4 pm, at 615-297-7545, ex. 435.