Documents on Demand - Interlibrary Loan, Scans on Demand, MeLCat : About Interlibrary Loan


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Arrival Time

Requested articles usually arrive within 1-3 business days.

Requested books usually arrive within 5-7 business days.

Arrival times may be shorter or longer based on the availability of the item and which library is supplying it. You will receive an email when the item has arrived.

Use Google Scholar to Make Interlibrary Loan Requests

  1. Go to Google Scholar.
  2. Click 
  3. Click "Library links."
  4. Search for "Central Michigan University" and "WorldCat," then click the checkboxes and Save.
    • Your computer will now bring up the Find It! @ CMU link (you may have to click the More link to see it).
  5. Click the GO button next to "Get this for me" to make your request with Documents on Demand.

What is Interlibrary Loan?

Get articles, books, movies, music or other items that are currently not available from the CMU Libraries' collections through interlibrary loan and your Documents On Demand Account (ILLiad).

We will scan print items for you that are in the CMU collections, as copyright allows.

Interlibrary loan enables you to obtain items for your research from libraries around the world.

What can be borrowed?

You may request articles, books, book chapters, dissertations, theses, microforms, videos, music, CDs, DVDs, conference proceedings and more that are:

  • Not owned by the Central Michigan University Libraries
  • Currently unavailable from the Central Michigan University Libraries

Some items are difficult to obtain, such as references materials, rare books or original manuscripts, and audiovisual materials. It is not the intent of Documents on Demand's interlibrary loan service to borrow textbooks or course required books in lieu of purchase.

Interlibrary Loan Tips

Tip 1: Use the Find It! button to have your citation information populate directly into your On Demand Account (ILLiad).

Tip 2: Use the Notes field in the request form to let us know about special information, such as COLOR copies or RUSH. We may not be able to fulfill the special request parameters, but we will try.

Tip 3: If you are having difficulty finding something, send the request to us. We will deliver articles or put books on hold for you, even if they are held in the CMU Libraries' collections.

To Get a Specific Article:

  1. Use the Find a Specific Article Tool
  2. If full text is not found electronically, request the article with your On Demand Account (ILLiad).

Books, Music CDs, Movies and Other Media:

  1. Check the CMU Libraries catalog, CENTRA.
  2. If not found, request the item in your On Demand Account (ILLiad).

Book Chapters:

1. Use Smart Search, the CENTRA catalog, or other resources to find the title of the book chapter that you would like scanned for you.
2. Request a scan in your On Demand Account (ILLiad).


  1. Check Proquest Dissertations and Theses.
  2. If not found, request the item in your On Demand Account (ILLiad).

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