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Request Items: Interlibrary Loan (for the Off-Campus Community)

You can request material not available at any of the GWU Libraries or Washington Research Libraries Consortium (WRLC) libraries. How Do I > Request Items using Interlibrary Loan (Off-Campus Only)

Step 1: From the GW Libraries homepage, hover over the Library Services menu and select Interlibrary Loan.

Step 2 : On the Interlibrary Loan page, click on the blue Place or Check Requests button and log in.

Step 3: 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".

Make sure the Status is set to "Distance Ed Grad"


Step 3: In the left hand menu, choose one of the two options, New Request: Article or New Request: Book or Video. When the request form appears, fill in the required fields. Then click the blue "Submit Request" button.

Step 4 : You will see a transaction number on the screen. Now you can exit the system or place more requests. Watch your email or check My Account for updates on the status of your request.

Need help? Ask Us.

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GW Libraries' Interlibrary Loan Staff

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