Ordering Articles

Making Article Requests

Articles can usually be borrowed without charge. If the lending library indicates a charge, you will be notified before the order is completed. Please send interlibrary loan requests by filling out the proper form, use the Loansome Doc system in PubMed or use the links from the various databases such as CINAHL and OVID. We do not accept emailed article requests.


Making Article Requests from Databases

In EBSCOhost databases (e.g. Academic Search Premier, MasterFile, PsycINFO, ERIC, CINAHL), articles that are not available in full text format or through the Graceland Libraries may be ordered by using the "Request this item through interlibrary loan" link. Please make sure this article isn't available full-text in another database by checking A-Z before ordering.


Receiving Items

Loan requests may take from a few days to over a week to arrive depending on availability, the speed at which the lending library responds and how the item is shipped. We email articles to you as a PDF file. If a week has passed and you haven't received your article or heard from us, please contact the library. 


Loan Periods, Renewals and Fines

The loan period for books and other items is determined by the lending library. Renewals are granted at the discretion of the lending library. If a renewal is desired, the interlibrary loan staff must be notified a few days in advance, so they can submit the request to the lending library. It is important to return items promptly. Over due items may jeopardize Graceland libraries' ability to borrow from other libraries. There is a 25-cent-per-day fine on overdue interlibrary loan books.