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Musselman Library Services and Resources During Campus Closure: Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan Services

Until further notice, Musselman Library's interlibrary loan service will not be borrowing or lending physical items.  Electronic article requests are still available.  Due to libraries across the country adjusting their services for COVID-19, there may be a longer wait than usual for requested material to reach your inbox.  Fewer institutions are lending materials at this time; it might not be possible to fulfill a request. 

Due to licensing restrictions, we are not able to borrow ebooks. 

You can request electronic articles in MUSCAT Plus or library databases and clicking the "Gett It" button.  You can also log into your interlibrary loan account and enter the information manually:

  1.  Log into your interlibrary loan account using your campus username and password
  2.  In the "New Request" section of the left-hand menu, choose "Article" 
  3. Enter the information manually.  Include as much information as you can.

Please submit any questions to illform@gettysburg.edu

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 issues at the lending libraries,  you may not get a reply, or your renewal request may be denied.  Don't worry-- YOU WILL NOT BE CHARGED ANY OVERDUE FINES OR FEES, SO LONG AS YOU RETURN THE MATERIALS.  You can safely ignore any automated overdue notices you receive.

 

Returning borrowed items

If you will be on campus in the fall, please borrowed items to the library by the first day of classes (Aug. 31, 2020).

If you will NOT be returning in the fall, please ship borrowed items by May 8, 2020 to:   

Musselman Library - ILL
Box 420
300 N. Washington Ave.
Gettysburg, PA 17325