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Answered By: Cassie Sampson, Education & General Education Librarian
Last Updated: Apr 18, 2016     Views: 283

The librarians of Rasmussen College can assist you with borrowing articles and books from outside of the Rasmussen College library system. 

To request items:

  • Gather necessary information about the item
    • Title of Book / Title of article (plus name of journal, volume and issue)
    • Author(s)
    • ISBN number of books
    • Page numbers, if you are requesting a book chapter or article
  • Using your Rasmussen student or employee e-mail account, send that information with a "please get via interlibrary loan" note to with information on where we need to send the book to, to get it to you. Articles are emailed.

How long does it take?

  • Books: Books come through the mail and usually take at least 15 days, usually longer, to arrive.
  • Articles: Most articles are sent electronically. These are generally available within in 5-10 business days. Others that are not available in a database or that have restrictions may take much longer.

Materials generally not available through ILL:

  • Very recently published books or articles
  • Multi-volume works of two or more volumes
  • Entire issues of periodicals
  • Reference books
  • Rare books or original manuscripts
  • Some dissertations and theses
  • Harvard Business School Case Studies

For information on requesting an Interlibrary Loan for an article from one of our databases, visit this Answer:

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