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Interlibrary Loan: Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan Services

Interlibrary Loan provides current CSU Stanislaus students, faculty and staff access to materials not owned by CSU Stanislaus. Most books are borrowed for you from another CSU Campus (via CSU+) and arrive in 3 to 5 business days. PDFs of articles and chapters are usually available for download from your OneSearch account in 1 to 3 business days.

How to Place a Request

Check OneSearch to access items already owned by CSU Stanislaus.  For items not owned by Stanislaus State, choose  "CSU Collections and Beyond." Be sure to Sign In to display Get It / "Get a copy" links to request that item. If you cannot find a desired item in OneSearch, you can complete and submit a blank Interlibrary Loan Request form. Contact a Research Help Librarian for help with requests.

Request an Item in OneSearch

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  • If your item is listed, use Get It / Get a copy buttons to to place a request:

Get it for me from other libraries

Get a copy request button

Get a digital copy button as displayed in OneSearch to request an article

Interlibrary Loan Request - Blank Form

If you cannot find your item listed in OneSearch, or if you have enough citation information already available, you can enter your information into a blank "Resource Sharing Request." This form is also linked under Interlibrary Loan at the top of every OneSearch screen.

  • Book
    • Use the Book form for theses and dissertations, reports, music scores, and other non-journal materials. Required textbooks cannot be requested through Interlibrary Loan.
  • Book - "I only need a specific chapter or pages."
    • If you have the chapter information, you can request one chapter by selecting the "specific chapter or pages" option. You will receive PDF links for individual chapters.
  • Article
    • Use the Article form for articles from journals, newspapers, magazines and similar periodicals.

Access Your Item / Status of Your Request

You will receive email updates on the status and access to items requested via Interlibrary Loan, with instructions on how to access them when the item becomes available.

Use your OneSearch Account to access PDFs (of articles and chapters) and to check on the status of book requests.

In your OneSearch Account:

  • Articles are available to download under the Requests section of your OneSearch account for thirty days after a request is filled.
  • Books that have been requested but not checked out are listed under "Requests" in your OneSearch account.
  • Books you have checked out are listed under "Loans" in your OneSearch Account.

Interlibrary Loan Contact Information


For questions about Interlibrary Loan requests, please email us at

Eric Mariani:  Interlibrary Loan Lead

Office: LIB 129

Telephone: 209-667-3236

David Rocha: Reserves Specialist

Office: LIB 141

Telephone: 209-664-6690

John Brandt: Interlibrary Loan Coordinator

Office: LIB 121

Telephone: 209-664-6563

Please note: CSU+ books cannot be renewed.