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Interlibrary loan: What is interlibrary loan?
Interlibrary loan is a fantastic service available to all students, faculty and staff at K-State. Non-university users should contact their local public library for this service. If our libraries do not own an item, we can often borrow it from another U.S. or international library. We are often able to obtain books (unless they are too new or too old to be lent); musical scores; CD's; DVD's; dissertations; government publications; maps; pdfs of journal articles and book chapters and much more—just about anything that is not rare or extremely expensive.
Items can be requested even if they are not for a school project or assignment. Interlibrary Services will mail items to the home of Distance Education students. We do not borrow textbooks that are required reading for your classes.