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Distance Learning Library Support

Supporting distance learning students and instructors

If you find a journal article that is not available through the ISU Library subscriptions, you can request it! We average 24-72 hours to supply articles through Interlibrary Loan. This same process works if you need a book chapter copied and sent to you or a physical book from our collections.


NOTE: If you need to request a physical book, the library will pay for shipping in some cases but it depends on where you live. ISU students living in the continental U.S., Hawaii, and Alaska will receive pre-paid FedEx shipping to and from the library. ISU students living in Canada and Mexico can receive international shipping via DHL, but will need to return at their own expense. All other international students should contact the ILL office at to request more information.

About Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery Service

Instruction Department

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Library Instruction Services
150 Parks Library
(515) 294-2408