Answered By: Stephanie Folse
Last Updated: Oct 30, 2015     Views: 58

An ILL shortcut, ILL Direct, is available to TCU'rs using FirstSearch, the WorldCat database.  Once you have identified a book you need, you may request it online from its WorldCat record. The TCU Library ILL Department will notify you when the item arrives.

To request an item from WorldCat, click on the "Check TCU Holdings" link in the item's WorldCat record. A screen will open up. If the Library has access to the item, it will show the catalog record. If the Library does not have access, click on the "Request Retrieval/ILL" button. Log in with your TCU username and password. The system will autofill the information in the request form. Click "Submit." Your request will be sent electronically to the Library's ILL department.

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