Due to COVID-19, closures of lending libraries may affect the availability of certain interlibrary loan requests. You will be notified if your request cannot be fulfilled at this time.
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Request books or articles by submitting our interlibrary loan form. Reference Services staff will quickly track down your requests through our worldwide network of libraries.
Receive articles straight to your email or books to your office by your usual delivery option.
Questions? Ask us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 573.751.3615.
To renew your ILL books, please e-mail email@example.com or call 573.751.3615. Staff will then contact the loaning library on your behalf to negotiate a new due date, but all renewals are at the discretion of the loaning library. You cannot renew ILL books online.
Copyright and Policies
Items received through interlibrary loan are subject to United States copyright law.
All interlibrary loan requests should be state government work-related.
Refer to the full Missouri State Library Interlibrary Loan document for further details.
Receive materials by one of the options below. Generally, return them the way you received them. Returned materials will be quarantined before being checked in. No late fees will be applied.
Jefferson City employees only.
Receive materials at your office through interagency mail.
Return them via interagency mail in an envelope or box that will protect them:Missouri State Library – Reference Services
Receive materials at your office through UPS shipment.
Return them by shipping them back to us via UPS:Missouri State Library – Reference Services
Return shipping is your or your agency's responsibility.
When in doubt, just ask us.