What if the library doesn't have the book or article I want?Answered By: Sarah Vital
REQUESTING BOOKS AND ARTICLES
To get the resource you need as quickly as possible, follow the request procedure below.
Start by using the Library Search box to search by the title of the item you hope to find. If we own the book or subscribe to the journal, you should see access information there.
If we do not have the title you want
- Sign in to Library Search with your SMC user name, and then select "Didn't find what you were looking for? Search using Interlibrary Loan"
- If available at one of our partner institutions, you'll see the title. Then click "Get it for me from other libraries" and follow the on-screen prompts.
Articles and book chapters will typically be emailed to you within 24 hours.
Full books and videos can not be digitized and will need to be delivered to campus by courier service or US postal mail. This can take up to two weeks but typically will be delivered in a few days. When you request the item, you'll see an estimated delivery time.
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