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Musselman Library Services and Resources Summer 2021: Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan Services

Gettysburg College students, faculty, and staff are able to request books, book chapters, and articles from other libraries through Interlibrary Loan. The library is able to ship physical ILL materials to off-campus students.

You will receive an email when:

  • Journal article(s) or book chapter(s) are available in your ILLiad account for download
  • Book(s) are available for pick up (with directions for retrieving your materials)
    • When you receive the email letting you know your item is ready to be picked up, reply to the message with your home address if you need the item shipped to you
Due to COVID-19, there may be a longer wait than usual for requested material, and some requests may not be fulfilled.


Please submit any questions to or visit the Borrow Items from Other Libraries page.

This information was updated 10/22/2020.

Renewing Items

You can submit a renewal request for an item you've already borrowed through your interlibrary loan account.  The lending library makes the decision to renew or keep the original due date. 

To request a renewal:

  1. Log into your interlibrary loan account
  2. In the "View and Renew" section of the left-hand menu, click "Renew Checked Out Items"
  3. Click on the "Transaction Number" for the item you want to renew
  4. On the next screen, click "Renew Request"

Done! You may hear back in a few days if the renewal is granted. 

NOTE:  Due to COVID-19, renewal requests may be denied or ignored. Don't worry - as long as you return the materials, you will not be charged overdue fines or fees.


This information was updated 8/10/2020.

Returning Borrowed Items

Interlibrary Loan materials should be returned to Musselman Library.  To learn how to return library materials, including Interlibrary Loan materials,  visit our Returning Borrowed Library Materials page

Requesting Musselman Library Book Scans

Since some students will not have physical access to the library, MUSCAT Plus can be used to request chapter scans of books in the Musselman Library collection.  For copyright purposes we can't scan entire books, but scanning a chapter or two (up to 10% of the book) is acceptable.  If you are studying from home and would like to borrow a library-owned book on an interlibrary loan book, see the Access to Physical Resources instructions. 

Finding book chapter information

Many of the books in MUSCAT Plus have chapter information.  Search MUSCAT Plus, click on a book's title, and look for a Contents section:

You might also find book content information in (bottom of the book's page) or by using the "Look Inside" feature on

Requesting a book chapter scan

  1. Go to MUSCAT Plus.
  2. Click the Sign in button in the top-right corner.
  3. Click Gettysburg College Students, Faculty, and Staff and use your campus username and password to sign in.
  4. Search MUSCAT Plus for the item you want scanned.
  5. Click the item's title in the search results

  6. In the "Find this in the library" section, click Get a scan of a chapter or pages.

  7. Fill in as much information as possible and click SEND SCAN REQUEST

  8. Read the copyright notice.  If you need to adjust your request to meet the copyright restrictions, click the BACK button.  If your request meets the copyright restrictions, click I AGREE WITH THE TERMS.

  9. You will be notified via email when your scan is ready.