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.
Circulating books have two checkout dates for students at the Campus: Midterm and at the end of the semester. Books may be renewed unless recall is requested. APOS students may checkout books which will be due at the end of the term. Books are subject to recall after four weeks.
Media is checked out for one week and may be renewed if there is not a hold on the item.
Overdue notices are sent as a courtesy after material is past due. Users are responsible for returning or renewing materials on time whether or not a notice has been received.
There are no fines for late books.
Replacement charges and reprocessing fees are charged for materials that have not been returned four weeks after they are overdue. If materials are subsequently returned, the cost of the replacement will be refunded; however, the borrower will still be required to pay the reprocessing fee. Charges are added to the student’s account in the Business Office.
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 email@example.com
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.
ILL Policies to be aware of:
Policies for requesting journal articles:
Policies for requesting books & media: