How can I get books (and other items) that the library doesn't have?
You can use Interlibrary Loan, or ILL, to access items from libraries around the world that aren't available at the Cal Poly Humboldt Library. It usually only takes a few days and is completely free for students and employees.
Visit our Interlibrary Loan page to learn more.
Please email email@example.com if you have any questions.
Easy Requests Through OneSearch
When you are signed into OneSearch, you can request items that aren't in our collection by choosing the 'expand your search' option:
Many items outside our library are discoverable through OneSearch and can be requested by clicking 'Get it for me from other libraries' beneath the title and author info:
From there, you can choose to either request a physical copy of the item (e.g. an entire book) or an electronic copy (e.g. a chapter from a book):
Requesting Beyond OneSearch
If you don't see the item(s) you are looking for within OneSearch, you will need to fill out the ILL request manually. This may require finding more information about the item you are looking for to ensure that we know exactly what you want. You can try searching Google Scholar, Open Library, or WorldCat to find details like authorship, publishing date, volume, issue, page numbers, and more.