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This guide explains how to use the services of Documents on Demand.
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About Interlibrary Loan Print Page

Library Links

My Accounts

On Demand Account (ILLiad)

Request articles, books, book chapters, and more

My Centra account


CMU Libraries participate in MeLCat!

Request books, audiobooks, movies, music and more!


    Arrival Time

    Requested articles usually arrive within 1-3 business days.

    Requested books usually arrive within 8 business days.

    Arrival times may be quicker or longer based on the availability of the item and which library is supplying it. You will receive an email notification once 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 "Request this Item from Another Library" to place your request with Documents on Demand. You will have to log in for the session if you are off-campus.


        What is Interlibrary Loan?

        When you need articles, books or other items that are currently not available from the CMU Libraries' collections, submit an interlibrary loan request for the item through your On Demand Account (ILLiad).

        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).

              Locate a Specific Article or Journal

              Enter only as much information as you know. If you are not sure, leave it blank.
              Journal title
              * Required

              OR ISSN
              Year OR Exact date
              Volume Issue
              Start page End page

              Documents on Demand Contact Information

              Documents on Demand
              Central Michigan University Libraries
              212 Park Library
              250 E. Preston
              Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859

              Phone: 989-774-3022 or (800) 274-3838
              Fax: 989-774-4499 or (877) 329-6257

              Service Desk: 212 Park Library - Second floor

              Documents on Demand Website

              Hours of Operation

              Research Help

              University Library

              Ask a Librarian

              (989) 774-3470


              Text Message
              (989) 572-0411


              Global Campus
              Library Services (GCLS)

              Ask a Librarian

              (800) 544-1452

              GCLS Email

              Text Message
              (989) 941-6774


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