An early introduction to interlibrary loan programs will allow students to take advantage of these programs in the preliminary stages of research, when they can experience the greatest benefit. Although CSU Libraries has two excellent programs allowing users to request books from collections located throughout the state and nation, students who wait until a few days before a draft is due to gather information will not benefit from interlibrary loan.
CSU’s direct access to that second excellent program referred to above, Prospector, is on a little hiatus while Prospector’s delicate system settles into the Morgan Library’s new operating system. In the meantime, CSU students, staff, and faculty CAN take advantage of the Poudre River Public Library District’s Prospector service (Prospector materials will need to be picked up from one, but returned to any of the three PRPLD’s Library locations).
CSU students, staff & faculty can also Power Up (their) RamCard for Public Library Access.Visit Morgan Library’s website where you can link to dandy, succinct info about Prospector access, and RamCard public library access and the benefits therein. CSU Libraries' Interlibrary Loan program, known as Illiad, delivers books to users best case scenario... within a week - but it can take longer. In addition, full-text articles and chapters of books from other Libraries are sent to users electronically. For more information about ILLiad, or to request materials, click here.
While Prospector is being adapted to Morgan Library's operating system, to borrow books from other libraries in Colorado and Wyoming, take advantage of the Poudre River Public Library District’s Prospector service (Prospector materials will need to be picked up from one, but returned to any of the three PRPLD’s Library locations).
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