Uborrow@Mason

Mason Libraries have cooperative partnerships with universities regionally, within the state, and worldwide to help get you the research and classroom materials that you need. Detailed below is our suite of borrowing services.

Step 1.

Check the University Libraries' Catalog to see if the book or journal you need is available in print or online.  If it is available, but at a different Mason campus, place an InterCampus Loan request. 

Step 2.

If the University Libraries does not have what you need, check the WRLC Catalog.  If it is available at one of the WRLC Libraries, place a Consortium Loan request.

Step 3.

If the item you need is not available through Mason or the WRLC, place an InterLibrary Loan request. Please consider if you really need the item before placing the request (why).

 

InterCampus Loan | Consortium Loan Service | InterLibrary Loan

InterCampus Loan (ICL)

Get items delivered from one University Libraries location to another (e.g. from Fenwick to Mercer).
Law Library patrons should use the Law Library's InterCampus Services.

What can I get?

Items located at Fenwick, Gateway, Arlington Campus, Mercer or Mason Law School Libraries.

How do I get it?

InterCampus Loan Request

Average Delivery Time

Books: 2-3 business days
Articles: 2 business days

Consortium Loan Service (CLS)

Get items from the WRLC member libraries - American, Catholic, Gallaudet, George Washington, Georgetown, Howard, Marymount or University of the District of Columbia.

What can I get?

Items not available at the University Libraries, including ones that are checked out, overdue, lost, missing or not owned.

How do I get it?

CLS Request
Tutorial: How to request CLS Books
Tutorial: How to request CLS Articles

Average Delivery Time

Books: 3 business days
Articles: 2-3 business days

InterLibrary Loan (ILL)

Get items from around the state, country or world. See the FAQs.

What can I get?

Items not available at the University Libraries or the WRLC Libraries, including ones that are checked out, overdue, missing, lost or not owned.  

How do I get it?

InterLibrary Loan Request

Average Delivery Time

Books: 5-7 business days
Articles: 3 business days