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Answered By: Cassie Sampson, Education & General Education Librarian
Last Updated: Apr 18, 2016     Views: 258

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  ill@rasmussen.libanswers.com 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: http://rasmussen.libanswers.com/faq/32865

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