Q. How do I get the item I need if we don't have it?


Library Catalog
Start with the library catalog to see if the library owns it. (Note: when looking up materials in the library catalog, make sure that your spelling is correct if you are searching by Author, Title, Keyword, Subject or Call Number).

CSU+ is a free interlibrary loan service students, faculty and staff may use to borrow books that are checked out or not available at the CSUEB Libraries. Books may be requested from any of the 22 other campuses of the California State University. Books are usually delivered within 2-4 days.

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)
If the item isn't in the library catalog then you can request the title via InterLibrary Loan (ILL).

Log on and fill out the request form. To make sure that you get the requested item as quickly as possible, give as much of the publication information as possible including: Author, Title, Publisher, Date and Place of Publication.

Search for the book in other Bay Area libraries.

While searching in one of the Libraries' databases, click on Check SFX for more information or FindText or SFX.

A new window will open, there are three possibilities:
1) Full text online Yay! Click on this link to access full-text.
2) Check for location of CSUEB print copy Click on this to find out if the library owns a PRINT copy of the journal article. Look for the CALL NO., write down the article information (journal title, author, year, volume, pages) and head to the second floor of the library, the PERIODICALS section.
3) Request it through Cal State East Bay Interlibrary Loan (see above). Click on this to request the article from another library. Cost: Free Article arrives: 2 days – 2 weeks
  • Last Updated Dec 07, 2017
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  • Answered By Lana Wood

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