By Regina Duffy
Did you know that you can request a scanned copy of almost any article or book chapter from libraries across the world? While it is true that Falvey Memorial Library has millions (yes, millions) of resources available for faculty and student scholars, it doesn’t own every single book or journal ever written. (But to read about a library that literally has every book possible, check out “Library of Babel,” a short story by Argentine author and librarian Jorge Luis Borges.)
As for real libraries, Interlibrary loan (ILL) saves the day every day, and it only takes a few moments to complete the ILL request electronically.
Check out a quick video tutorial, courtesy of Abby Cengel, Service Desk Coordinator, Access Services, where she demonstrates the easy step-by-step process on Falvey’s website.
To stay up-to-date on Falvey’s resources at this time, please visit our Falvey Memorial Library COVID-19 Updates and Resources webpage. The Falvey Virtual Library is always open and here to support you.
Regina Duffy is Communication and Marketing Program Manager at Falvey Memorial Library. She hopes that all you cool cats and kittens will take advantage of ILL!