Requests for books that the library does not own can be placed through an interlibrary loan (ILL) request. The library is able to facilitate physical and digital delivery services for our patrons.
You can place a request for any book you want, if we are able to find a partner library that is willing to lend us the book, and it will come to the MCAD Library in 5 days (on average), where you can check it out. Please check the library's catalog first to make sure we don't already have it (Mcatalog).
To fill out a blank ILL request,use this form.
Worldcat.org is a good resource to help you find the correct information to add to the ILL request form.
If you would like to request a physical book you will need to enter the title, author, and it can be helpful if you enter the ISBN. If you would like an older book that has several editions, and you don't care wich edition you get, you can enter the title and author. If you would like a specific edition, ISBN, publisher, and/or year please fill out the request with this additional information.
Digital ILL requests are different and require more information. The more information you enter the more likely your digital request will be filled. For digital books we ask that you fill out the pages you would like to read and the title of the chapter. Please add this information at the time of your request. If your request was denied, please consider adding this information and try submitting your request a second time.
Digial ILL requests will either be emailed directly to your MCAD email or an email will be sent to you with instructions on how to access the pdf article.
Please contact us with any questions: email@example.com or (612) 874-3791