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Nash FAQ: Interlibrary Loan: Home

Commonly asked questions about obtaining materials from other libraries

Interlibrary Loan

Visit the Interlibrary Loan section of the library website for more information

Q. Is there a charge for Interlibrary Loan items?

Answer: The library absorbs all cost associated with Interlibrary Loan items.

Q. Who do I contact about Interlibrary Loan

Answer: Questions regarding Interlibrary loan can be directed to the Interlibrary Loan email account,

Q. I searched for a book in the library and you do not have it. Is there any way you can order the book from another library for me?

Answer: In addition to the library's print collection, a number of ebook collections are provided. Gannon users have two options when the library does not have a particular title. 

  1. Interlibrary Loan - Students and faculty on the Erie Campus are able to place requests using our Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad) service to request materials from other libraries. 
  2. The library provides an online Ebook request form where users can submit a request for a book not currently in the library collection. As a rule, the library is not able to purchase textbooks. Staff will do our best to accommodate requests. 

Q. Can I borrow a book from another school's library?

Answer: There are two ways to borrow a book from another school's library:

  1. Make a request using our interlibrary loan system. This is the best way, although we can't guarantee that the book you request will come from a specific library. We will do our best to accommodate your request obtaining the book from a library among our lending partners where it is available. 
  2. Gannon students and faculty have limited walk-in borrowing privileges at Allegheny, Edinboro, Mercyhurst, and Penn State-Behrend. Individuals may physically go to the library and inquire about their borrowing rules, which vary from library to library. NOTE: Individuals should contact the library to inquire about COVID-19 lending and visiting restrictions.