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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...

Note: ILL's cannot be renewed on-line.  Please email Sister Mary Esther if you would like a renewal request to be made to the lending library.

ILL - Step 1

1. Search for the book or article you need in the WorldCat Discovery 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.  Note: these items cannot be renewed through this system because they belong to another library.  If you would like the item longer, please email Sister Mary Esther about requesting a renewal from the lending library.

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.

Need the item longer?

If you would like your interlibrary loan for a longer time, please email Sister Mary Esther about requesting a renewal from the lending library. Since they belong to another library, they cannot be renewed through Aquinas Library's WorldCat Discovery interface.

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 - Thursday, 8 am until 4 pm, at 615-297-7545, ex. 435.


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Aquinas Library is at the  

Aquinas Center

4210 Harding Road

Nashville, TN  37205

Phone:  615-297-7545 ext.474

Circulation/Reserves: ext 435

InterLibrary Loan: ext 474

Fax: 615- 279-3860