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Request Items

How to Request Items

If you need books or articles that Spiva Library does not have, we can request them from another library using a service called InterLibrary Loan (ILL) .

The service is only available to all MSSU students, faculty, alumni, staff and community card holders.

You can make a direct ILL request through SWAN  or MOBIUS website if you find the item there textbooks are NOT generally available through ILL or MOBIUS.  When you search in SWAN, please make sure you choose "View Entire Collection" in the school drop-down list.  You can learn how to request items from MOBIUS on this page.  When you make a request, you will need to know which cluster the library closest to you belongs to. To find out your library's cluster, please view MOBIUS's members by cluster.

The lending library will determine the due date. Although library users can request a renewal, it is the lending library’s decision to grant or deny a renewal request. Users may keep articles that are photocopies without a due date.

You can use the links below to submit an online request.

If you are a distance student and are interested in checking out library materials, please contact Access Services at for more information.

For more information about ILL, please visit our InterLibrary Loan Policy page.