Because of time and cost required for shipping books, Interlibrary Loan may not be the most efficient method for Distance Learners to obtain copies of books not owned by the ORU Library. We recommend that Distance Learners investigate Interlibrary Loan services available through their local public library to save money and time. Local academic libraries may also allow on-site use of books. Use opens new windowWorldCat to find nearby libraries that own a particular book.
Requests may be submitted electronically through forms available in the EBSCOHost and FirstSearch Databases or by completing the online opens new windowILL form.
Requests may also be emailed to LibDist@oru.edu.
Be sure to provide complete contact information and acknowledge your agreement to pay the request fee and postage if applicable.
To return borrowed items, place in cardboard container:
Fees can be paid by:
In general most books and photocopies of journal articles can be obtained through interlibrary loan. The following kinds of materials are not ordinarily obtainable from other libraries:
Dissertations, theses, and audiovisual materials such as videos and audio books are sometimes available through ILL, depending on the policies of the lending library.
You may also search opens new windowWorldCat to see if a library near you has the materials you need.