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Remote library services and resources and virtual tutoring services are available while library buildings are closed. Assistance with all services, including locating print materials or requesting materials be digitized, is available

Instructor support for Blackboard, academic technology tools and teaching questions is available on the teaching resources for the COVID-19 virtual learning period page.  

Request Items: Interlibrary Loan

Step 1: Please confirm that neither GW Libraries nor member libraries of the Washington Research Library Consortium (WRLC) provide access to the item(s) you need. Book or media titles should be searched in the Catalog and access to an article should be checked by conducting a journal title search.

Step 2 : From the GW Libraries homepage, hover over the Library Services menu and select Interlibrary Loan.

Step 3: On the Interlibrary Loan page, click "Place or Check Requests." 

Interlibrary Loan Button

Step 4: You may be taken to the ILL screen directly. If not, on the authentication screen, enter your university name, netID, and password.

Step 5: If you are making a new request, select either "Article" (i.e., journal or magazine article, book chapter, or conference paper) or "Book or Video."

Image of New Request Button

If you are a member of the Off-Campus Community, please add the following two steps to your request:

Step 6: Click on "Change User Information" and confirm your status, your GWID, preferred delivery method and mailing address. Review it and fill in the required fields. Then click the blue "Submit Information" button. Make sure the Delivery Methods are set to "Mail to Address". Be sure "Yes" is selected in "Preferred Electronic Delivery if Possible".

article delivery

Step 7: Set the status to Distance Ed Grad

distance status



More questions about Interlibrary Loan? Check out these frequently asked questions

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