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Accessing Library Services Remotely

About Interlibrary Loan

About Interlibrary Loan

What is Interlibrary Loan?

A service available to Fitchburg State faculty, staff and students which allows them to request books, articles and media not available at the FSU library.  The Interlibrary loan department locates a library that has the requested material and either borrows the physical item like a book or DVD or receives an electronic copy of an article or book chapter.  NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the lending and borrowing of physical items is limited. The Interlibrary loan department may not be able to find a library to fulfill these requests. 

How long does it take to receive the item I requested?

In general, a request for an article or book chapter is filled within 3 days.  Physical items take approximately 5 business days since they are sent through the mail. 

Do I have to set up an account?

Fitchburg State users do need to set up an account.  Complete the registration form.

  • When setting up your account, we recommend that you use your Falcon Key as your username and password and your Fitchburg State email.


Interlibrary Loan Tutorial

Watch this tutorial to learn how  to set up your account and request items from Interlibrary loan.