Interlibrary Loan is a service in which libraries lend their collections to other libraries for their patrons. It is a way for libraries to offer access to many more items than their physical space or budget may allow. Salem State University both borrows material to meet our community's needs and lends our materials to other libraries.
The fastest way to get the materials you need is from the library's collection. If we don’t have what you need, you can request material that is available within the NOBLE network to be sent to SSU's Library. You will need your ClipperCard and a PIN to order items yourself from the NOBLE catalog. To obtain a PIN, visit the Library Help Desk. For items that show “available” in the catalog, we expect those items to arrive usually within 3-5 business days. For items that are currently checked out, you will be put on the “hold list” to wait for books to be returned, and then sent to the next patron waiting for them. Please plan ahead for when you need materials.
Before submitting your ILL request:
For more information, please contact the ILL Department Staff by phone at 978.542.6501, by email at email@example.com, or visit the Library Help Desk in person.