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Interlibrary Loan

Request Interlibrary Loan when you need materials that are not available in the Mundt Library and are not accessible online. Interlibrary Loan is a process in which the Mundt Library borrows or obtains a copy of an item you need from another library. This

About Interlibrary Loan

Request Interlibrary Loan when you need materials that are not available in the Mundt Library and are not accessible online. Interlibrary Loan is a service in which libraries borrow from and loan materials to other libraries.

  • Who can request? Dakota State University students, faculty, and staff
    • Distance students and students taking DSU classes in locations other than in Madison, South Dakota may use the Interlibrary Loan forms to request delivery of materials to them -- whether the items are located in the Mundt Library or in another library.
    • On the Madison campus: Faculty, staff and currently enrolled DSU students may use the Interlibrary Loan Service to get books, articles and other materials that are not in the Mundt Library or not available online.
  • What can be requested? fiction and non-fiction books, magazine and journal articles, and non-print media such as DVDs and CDs.
  • What cannot be requested? Textbooks for courses may *not* be requested primarily because it is impossible to meet the demand.
  • How will items arrive?
    • Articles and other short documents will be emailed to you.
    • Students attending class in Madison will be notified by e-mail to pick up any books, DVDs, or other media that can't be emailed.
    • Media that cannot be emailed to DISTANCE STUDENTS will be mailed; the student pays the cost of shipping such items back to the Library.
  • What will it cost? Interlibrary loan services are usually free, with the following exceptions.
    • If you receive an item by mail, you will pay the postage to return it to us.
    • If the library cannot find a free lender, you may be asked to pay the costs that we are being charged by a lender.  You will always be notified and given the opportunity to choose whether to pay or cancel your request.

Send any questions about Mundt Library Interlibrary Loan to ill@dsu.edu.

Karl E. Mundt Library, Dakota State University, Madison, South Dakota 57042
605-256-5203