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 usually delivered in 3 - 5 business days for pick-up at the Library Service Desk or at a participating Link+ 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 (Monday - Friday). Books and movies can be picked up at the Library Service Desk, usually within 2 weeks. Call (925) 631-4229 for more information.

Document Delivery is a service accessed via ILLiad where SMC patrons can request print material available in our library be pulled and processed for electronic access. Material includes journal articles, book chapters, and other material that can be scanned. We will also mail SMC-owned books; Link+ and ILLiad material is not eligible.

Document Delivery is available to faculty, staff, graduate students, students with disabilities, and students who live 25 miles or more from campus. The library will consider others on a case by case basis.

Reciprocal Borrowing Privileges with U C Berkeley are available to SMC full time faculty. To begin the process of getting permissions, you may wish to consult with the Dean of Academic Resources about your research needs. Then, write a letter similar to this example on Saint Mary's College letterhead and take it to the Provost's office for a signature.