A world-wide catalog of books, journals, audiovisual materials, and other sources available in libraries worldwide. Includes direct links to request items on Interlibrary Loan.
Search for books available in libraries throughout the world using WorldCat. You can request books through InterLibrary Loan (ILL).
InterLibrary Loan or ILL is a service that allows you to request books owned by other libraries all over the US -- and in some cases, around the world! Once you've placed a request, another library will send the book to Holy Cross for your use.
Some things to keep in mind:
Depending on where a book is traveling from, it can take up to 1-2 weeks (though usually less) to arrive. Make sure to plan ahead!
ILL books often have shorter checkout periods than books you borrow from HC Libraries. When your book arrives, it will come with a sticker indicating the due date.
Once you locate an item you would like to request, find this box in the WorldCat record and click ILLiad Interlibrary Loan:
Then log-in, fill in the information required, then hit Submit Request