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Library Services & Policies: Interlibrary Loan

This guide provides information on various library services, policies, and practices.

Inter-Library Loan Services

Do you need a book or journal article for your assignment that isn't at the Gangwish Library?

Don't worry! We can get it for you! Check out this guide for more information about interlibrary loan procedures and policies.


Interlibrary Loan & Resource Sharing

What is it?

The Interlibrary Loan Department is committed to obtaining materials not owned by the Ottawa University Gangwish Library and that are needed to support the educational, curricular and research needs of OU students, faculty and staff.

When do I use it?

Once you have searched the Gangwish Library catalog and databases, if you cannot find the materials you are looking for, you may send your request by email to
Fill out the form at this link to submit your requests. 

Who can use it?

All currently enrolled Ottawa University students, faculty, and staff.

How much does it cost?

Usually, nothing! Most lending libraries do not charge, and we try to borrow from them first. However, distance students may have to pay return postage when borrowing books from the Gangwish Library's collection.

How long does it take?

The average turnaround time is 8 working days, often less for articles. Please allow us enough time to process your request & receive the item. You will be notified by email when your items arrive. Books are held at the Circulation Desk.  Articles are delivered to your email account.

Director of Library Services

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Danielle O'Barto
Gangwish Library
Ottawa University
1001 S. Cedar St.
Ottawa, KS 66067