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Interlibrary Loan

What is Interlibrary Loan

What is it?

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a free service provided by the Labouré College Library to obtain electronic materials (usually journal articles) from another library when the Labouré College Library does not have the item in its own collection.

Why do I need it?

If you are looking for articles in a database and find an article that the Labouré College Library does not have access to (full-text is not available), you can still gain access to it by requesting the article through Interlibrary Loan.

If you do not see the following below the article, you may want to request Interlibrary Loan:

Who is it for?

Labouré College of Healthcare students, faculty, and staff. Please use your  Labouré College email when requesting materials. This verifies your Labouré affiliation.


How to Request Interlibrary Loan

1. Locate the database citation tool. Copy and paste the citation into an email and send directly to


Lewis, L. S. (2021). An Intercultural Peer-Mentoring Program for Prelicensure Nursing Students. The Journal of

                Nursing Education60(6), 343–345.

2. Locate the Ask a/the Librarian tab at the top of the database search page. You will be provided a form that you can fill out to send the library an email. Copy and paste the citation into the form.

  • EBSCOhost    
  • Ovid                  
  • PubMed          

How Long Does it Take?

Library staff do their best to get the requested items to you as efficiently as possible; however we are also relying on our network of libraries.

On average, once a request is placed, articles take around 3-7 business days.

How Do I Know When It's Available?

A library staff member will email your request to your Labouré email address as soon as it is received.