Research – Interlibrary Loan

Research – Interlibrary Loan

Can’t find the research material you need in Forsyth? Check out Interlibrary Loan.  If you are a faculty or staff member, or a student living in the Hays area, you can place a request by doing one of the following:

1). Locating the Interlibrary Loan request forms found on the ILL department’s web page

2). Submitting an online book request through the WorldCat database

Choose the ILL icon tab above your results.  Then fill out all the required fields and click submit.  You will be notified when the item arrives.  Look for an email from the Interlibrary Loan department.

3). E-mailing a list of requests to

OR, you can  .  .  . COME VISIT US!!

Please do not wait until the last minute!!  Obtaining materials from another library may take anywhere from a couple of days to 10 days depending on which library owns what you need.

Books come either via our instate courier system or via the US Postal service.

Articles usually arrive electronically and are posted to our document delivery web service.  It is easy to retrieve them: 

We scan and post the document information (usually articles) to a website for you. You will receive an email from: FHSU Forsyth Library ILL <>. This email will give you a password (which is case sensitive and usually some form of your name) and an URL. At that URL , you will enter your email address and the password (supplied in the email from InterLibrary Loan). You will then be taken to a web page designated for you with your document(s) listed. Select an article and it will appear on your screen. (You will need Adobe Acrobat on your machine (latest version preferred — free download at: ). You will also need Java (free download at: ) on your computer (there are links for both on the URL page). Make sure you have disabled any pop-up blockers as the document opens in another window. You can then read your document or print it off. The article/item will stay at this website for 28 days.

Interlibrary Loan is located on the main floor of Forsyth Library, room # 112.


PH:  785-628-4351


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