Resource Sharing Services offers several options for providing access to materials held in our collections or obtaining materials from other libraries or sources. Our services include Document Delivery, Borrow Direct, and DartDoc.
Though we understand that textbook prices are especially high, the library urges you to consider carefully before requesting required class textbooks via Borrow Direct or DartDoc. Why?
If you decide to request a textbook, we will attempt to borrow it for you. However, since these books are often difficult to obtain, your request might not be successfully filled. Also, please be aware that all DartDoc requests for books currently on Reserve will be canceled, as the item is available on campus.
As an alternative, many sites offer discounted and used textbooks as well as textbook rentals. You can rent text books for extended periods of time, often longer than we can borrow them, even with one renewal.
Here are some examples of the options available:
Unsure whether to use Borrow Direct or DartDoc? Here are some helpful guidelines.
You can keep track of Borrow Direct and DartDoc requests from when you place the request to when they are returned.