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Home >> Research Services >> Research Services Blog >> Borrowing Items from Other Libraries
CSU+ Resource Sharing

If the Library doesn't have an item you want, no need to panic, we'll help you get it. That's what we do!

In reality, no library can collect every single book, article, or video, out there; there's simply way too much content. So we borrow. The Library uses three services to borrow items from (and lend to) other institutions: CSU+San Diego Circuit, and Interlibrary Loan (ILL).  

Request from CSU+

CSU+ borrows books and audiovisual material from across all 23 CSU campuses. If your item is unavailable at SDSU and you are signed in to OneSearch, you may notice a blue Request from CSU Libraries (CSU+) link in the record (see image 1 below). Click the link. Request a specific Volume if applicable and set a Pickup/delivery location (see image 2). Click the green option REQUEST at the bottom right to complete your order (see image 3). Try CSU+ first and if that is unsuccessful, then go to Circuit.

Request from Circuit

San Diego Circuit borrows books from local Universities and Public Libraries. Visit the Circuit website and search for your item then click Request. You will be prompted to login and you’ll need to enter the black barcode beginning with 622 on your Red ID card. It's just below your ID#. Choose a Pickup Location and click Submit to complete your order. 

Request from ILL

If you are looking for something other than a book or video, or a book that is unavailable through CSU+ or Circuit, go to the Interlibrary Loan (ILL) webpage to make your request. ILL borrows a broader range of materials including books, articles, book chapters, and proceedings from libraries all over the world, and the Library is able to fill around 90% of all requests. That's impressive! First time users must create an account. 

For more information about borrowing from other libraries check out the Interlibrary Loan FAQ's.

Questions? Contact the Circulation Desk at circulation@mail.sdsu.edu or (619) 594-6793 or the Research Desk at eref@mail.sdsu.edu or (619) 594-6728.

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Image: CSU-plus [CSU+ Logo]. (2017). Retrieved February 19, 2018, from https://library.sdsu.edu/request-materials-csu-libraries

 

 

 

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