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How do I get books from other libraries? Periodical articles?

FAQ Categories: Borrowing Materials

All GCC students have interlibrary loan privileges.

If the books are in the libraries of the Maricopa Community College District...

You can request them electronically by using the "Request Title" link on the full record page of the item (the page where the bibliographic data on the item and campus holdings information are provided). Your student ID will have to be validated in the library system in order for your request to be processed. You will be required to enter your borrower bar code or MEID and your pin# (last four digits of your telephone number). Books obtained from other district libraries will normally arrive within 5 days, and you will be notified by your campus e-mail address. You can pick them up at the LMC's Circulation Desk (623.845.3109).

There is a courier service that operates between GCC Main and GCC North. It is used to transfer items between these two campuses. Contact the reference desk at either library if you want to use this service. Transfer between GCC Main and GCC North usually take only a maximum of 2 days.

If the book is NOT in the district libraries...

Submit your book request by filling out the Interlibrary Loan form. If you have not created an InterLibrary Loan account, you will need to do this by clicking on the new-account button on the linked page (above) before submitting your book request.  The Interlibrary Loan form is available most directly via the 'Request Forms' link on the Library homepage.

You will need to provide as much information about the book as possible. Also, you will need to allow a minimum of two weeks before we receive any books not in the community college system.

To obtain periodical articles that are not available in GCC's library you will need to complete the request form - use the "articles" section. Again, provide as much information about the item as possible. Ask the librarian to help you if necessary. Incomplete information will delay processing. The lending library may assess a photocopy charge for articles, so it is important that you indicate the amount you are willing to pay for it.



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