Distance Education -- Requesting/Obtaining Books, Book Chapters, and Articles

General Information

Some of the books and articles that you need may be available electronically. This can easily be determined from information in the record in the database which you are searching or from records in the online catalog of the LSU Libraries. Full text journal articles in databases include links to the full text in the record. Full text books or journals in the LSU Libraries online catalog are designated by Available Online. (Note: Search the online catalog for the title of the journal rather than the specific author and title of the journal article.) If not available as full text;

Search the online catalog of the site library where you are receiving instruction. If not found, search the online catalog of the LSU Libraries. If found, note whether electronic access is available. If only available in print format, follow the procedures listed below.

Requesting Books Held in Middleton Library

Fill out the following request form (www.lib.lsu.edu/instruction/distance/illform.html), which will be received and processed by the Middleton Library Circulation Department.

If the books are available, they will be retrieved and checked out to the LSU Distance Education user, and the user will be sent a notification e-mail when the books have been sent.

The books are sent to the receiving site library using the appropriate delivery service. The DE student picks up the material at the receiving library (either the Circulation Desk or ILL depending on the library) after showing a picture ID. (The receiving library does not keep checkout records.). The books will need to be returned to the site library by the user for return. Books must reach LSU Libraries by the date due. Renew the title online if you are unsure whether the materials will reach LSU Libraries by the due date.

When delivery of materials to a site library or nearby library is not possible, books owned by LSU Libraries will be sent directly to you at our cost. A return mailing label will be enclosed for your convenience, but you will be required to pay the return postage. Books must be returned by the due date. Note: books will be mailed to out-of-state students at the mailing address on the form.

Site libraries are LSU Law Library, LSU-A, LSU-S, McNeese, UL-Monroe, UNO, Lafayette Public, and Terrebonne Public.

Requesting Articles/Book Chapters Held in Paper Format Only in Middleton Library

Interlibrary Borrowing provides access for LSU faculty, students, and staff to materials not held by the LSU Libraries.

Document Delivery provides electronic access for LSU faculty, staff, and graduate students to articles and book chapters held in paper format in the Middleton Library.

You will need an ILLiad account to request articles and book chapters through Interlibrary Loan Services. To set up an ILLiad account and place requests:

  • Go here: /services/ill/
  • Click on Set-up an ILLiad Account
  • Authenticate yourself through myLSU
  • Read the first time user registration information, click on First Time Users Click Here
  • Fill out the registration form and click on Submit Information
  • Go to www.lib.lsu.edu/services/ill/ and click on Login to ILLiad
  • To place a request, clicking the type of New Request form that best fits the material needed, fill out the form and click Submit Request

Fill out an Article or Book Chapter request form (www.lib.lsu.edu/services/ill/) using ILLiad. This request will be received and processed by Interlibrary Loan Services through Middleton Library.

If available, the material will be retrieved, scanned, and sent electronically to the user through their ILLiad account.

Note: Interlibrary Borrowing does not handle book loans for distance education students. If you wish to borrow a book owned by the LSU Libraries, click on the request form. If you need a loan of books not owned at the LSU Libraries.

In-state DE students: request through Interlibrary Loan at the site library where you are receiving instruction. You will be required to show your LALINC card (DE student should be checked) and a picture ID.

Out-of-state DE students: request ILL services at your site library or the nearest public library.

UPDATED Wednesday, 10-Jun-2015 10:35:54 CDT