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Get books and articles from another Library?

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) obtains books, journal articles, theses, dissertations, and many other types of materials not owned by Cowles Library. The time required to receive the requested material can vary from a few days to several weeks depending on the difficulty of locating the item, the speed of the lending library and the volume of requests which the library receives.

Currently enrolled students, faculty and staff of Drake University are eligible for interlibrary loan privileges. Most loans are filled at no cost. You will be asked for approval for any charges that may be incurred for difficult-to obtain items.

Electronic copies (or PDFs) of articles are yours to keep. In obtaining copies, Cowles Library must abide by the provisions of the federal copyright law. The library reserves the right to refuse any interlibrary loan request which would violate the copyright law.

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