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*Library Orientation

Requesting Articles

There are articles that can be found when searching that SBU does not own. In these cases, the article can be requested through interlibrary loan. This process takes longer, but is a good option if SBU does not own the article. Fill out the form and the article will be sent to you as soon as a lending library can be located.


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Using the search skills you learned in the Library Resources section, find an article that SBU doesn't own and request it though Interlibrary Loan. Were you able to place the request successfully? 


MOBIUS is the Missouri statewide consortium consisting of more than 80 libraries, including the SBU Libraries. Through MOBIUS you have access to more than 30 million items that you can request from the owning library and have sent to your campus library for you to check out. 

Search the online MOBIUS catalog to find books. You can request an item by clicking on the blue Request link in each book's record. You will need to enter your library region/cluster (SWAN) and then your SBU ID, followed by SBU. 

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Look for the book Boundaries: When To Say Yes, How To Say No, by
Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend through the MOBIUS search.
How many MOBIUS libraries own this title? How many are currently available?

TIPS: use the MOBIUS Search on the Library homepage (check out the Overview page for a reminder on how to do this) and make sure to look at the book, not the eBook (check out the resources page for a reminder on which icon to look for). 

Interlibrary Loan

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Can you navigate to the Interlibrary Loan page?
What are the minimum pieces of information needed to place a request through the Interlibrary Loan system? 

Quiz Yourself!