When you are looking for an item and Metropolitan State’s library does not own it, you have the option of using Interlibrary Loan (ILL), through which we can borrow a copy from another library for you to use. ILL is a free service provided to current students, staff, faculty, and alumni.
Use this article order form to request articles from journals. Delivery times vary but average time is 3-5 business days. Most articles arrive to your university email account but some will have to be picked up at the St. Paul campus library.
Use this book order form to request books and DVDS. Delivery times vary but average time is 5-14 business days, depending on how widely available the item is. Items will need to be picked up at the St. Paul campus library.
Please note that we do not fulfill interlibrary loan requests for textbooks, ebooks, or popular audiovisual items. For details about renewals of ILL materials and fines, please see our borrowing information page.