The simplest way to make an interlibrary loan request is by doing so through our WorldCat catalog. Follow these steps to find and request material for interlibrary loan.
Step 1: Search the catalog. Go to http://www.kirkwood.edu/library and enter your search terms into the search box as seen here:
Step 1a: If your search brings up the item you are looking for, then it is available from the Kirkwood Library! If you need the item delivered to one of the county/regional centers, follow the instructions found HERE. If, however, the item you are looking for does not appear, you will have to expand your search beyond Kirkwood Library holdings. To do so, simply check the "Libraries Worldwide" check box on the upper left hand side of the screen as seen here:
Step 2: After you have found the item that you want, click the title of the work. Once you do this a button titled "Request This" will display. Click the button to open up the interlibrary loan request form:
Step 2a: (Off-Campus) Requesting an interlibrary loan from off-campus requires an additional step. After clicking the "Request This" button, a window will pop up asking for authentication. Click the "Sign into Kirkwood Community College Libraries with K number" link in this window and log in. After that, continue with Step 3 below.
Step 3: Fill out the Interlibrary Loan Request Form. After you click the "Request This" button, an Interlibrary Loan Request form will appear. Simply fill out the form and then click Submit at the bottom of the window (note that required fields are denoted with a red asterisk):
That's it, your request has been submitted!