Interlibrary Loan

Can't find what you need in the collection? Don't worry. You can borrow books, movies, and articles from other libraries using the services listed below.

Link+ is a consortium of libraries within California and Nevada. Search the catalog to make a request. Books and movies are delivered in less than a week for pick-up at the Library Service Desk or a participating pick-up library. Call (925) 631-4229 for more information.

Create an ILLiad account to borrow items from other libraries throughout the nation. Articles and book chapters are posted online in 2-3 business days. Books and movies can be picked up at the Library Service Desk within 2 weeks. Call (925) 631-4229 for more information.

Document Delivery SMC patrons must create an ILLiad account through the Library’s website in order to request that print material available in the SMC Library be pulled and processed for electronic access. This material includes journal articles, book chapters, and partial ERIC documents (25 page maximum). We will also mail SMC-owned books. This service is available to students who live 25 miles or more from campus, faculty, staff, patrons with disabilities, and all graduate students. However, the library will consider others on a case by case basis.

Full-time faculty can get free borrowing privileges at UC Berkeley. To begin the process of getting permissions, you may wish to consult with the Dean of Academic Resources about your research needs. Then, write up a letter similar to this example on Saint Mary's College letterhead and take it to the Provost's office for a signature.