Interlibrary Loan (ILL), is a mediated service which can be utilized to request books and journal articles from other libraries that are not available at LSU. While LSU Libraries offer access to a plethora of information resources, if you need something that the library does not have, it can be borrowed from someplace else, with estimated delivery times of 1-2 weeks for physical items, and 24-48 hours for articles and book chapters! ILL can be used to request the following materials: articles, books, book chapters, CDs and DVDs, microform, music scores, and more!
Making an ILL account is really easy, and is achieved using your myLSU information. To assuage the process, we have a short, 1-minute video that shows new users how to create their account. Once you make your account, Discovery can also be used to request books, chapters, and articles. We have another 1-minute video that shows first-time users how to request materials through Discovery.
Discovery is a search bar offered by the library that explores multiple resources at once. Discovery searches more than 100 databases and the LSU Libraries catalog, so it's a great start for research needs. You may still wish to search individual databases that are specialized to your area of research because Discovery does not search every database to which we subscribe. Discovery offers full text of most content, but also indexes materials outside of LSU that you can request.