You need high quality information and the library is here to provide it.
This includes connecting you with resources already in the collection, as well as borrowing items from other libraries and purchasing materials that you suggest.
- Interlibrary Loan
With Interlibrary Loan (ILL), you can borrow items not owned by Van Wylen Library. Before requesting anything through ILL, make sure to check our library catalog. Please allow up to two weeks for delivery. Our participation in MeLCat, the statewide lending service, has been suspended until late Fall. For more information, see this blog post.
- Suggest a Purchase
Feel free to recommend books, films, music, databases or other items for our permanent collection. We are committed to providing supportive materials for all areas of study.
- Citation Lookup
Citation Linker is a tool that helps you find the full text of an article when all you have is a DOI, PubMed identifier or citation (article title, author, journal name, etc.). Citation Linker can tell you if the article is available online, in print at the library, or if you need to request it via Interlibrary Loan.
- Place a Hold
If an item in the library catalog is checked out or you just don't want to bother fetching it from the shelf, press the "Request This" button in the catalog record. We'll place the item on hold and send you an email when it is ready to pick up at the Circulation Desk.