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Interlibrary Loan (ILL): Borrowing Physical Items (i.e., Books, Movies, etc.)

A Guide to Interlibrary Loan Services at Dakota Wesleyan University.

Catalog Search

Using the Library Catalog

Use WorldCat to search for books (print and ebooks), BluRay discs, DVDs, CDs, and other materials.

If your results from searching McGovern Library's collection are too small try checking "Libraries Worldwide" box located in the filters column on the left. Your results list should increase significantly.

Review your results and select the item that you want to request. Click the "Request Item through Interlibrary Loan" button.

Interlibrary Loan request image


The system will auto-fill the citation information. Scroll down to enter your personal information (All of the shaded boxes are required).

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Click the "Submit" button. The library staff will then process the request.  When your item arrives you will receive an email informing you that it is ready to be picked up at the McGovern Library Circulation Desk. Feel free to email if you would like an update on progress of your request.

About WorldCat

What is WorldCat?

WorldCat is the world’s largest network of library holdings. You can search libraries in your community or around the world. We suggest using the WorldCat Advanced Search to enter a title, author or subject you are interested in.

More Info

Where do I pick-up and return my ILLS?

All ILL materials should be picked up at the circulation desk in McGovern Library. ILLs are the responsibility of the borrower and must be returned in the same condition (no markings, highlighting, etc.). Damaged materials are subject to a replacement fee determined by the lending library.

Materials should be returned to the library's circulation desk.

Contact Us

For questions about interlibrary loans please contact us at or 605-995-2618.


If you would like to request a renewal for your ILL materials please do so via email to Library staff will submit your renewal request to the lending library. if the request is approved by the lending library we will inform you of the new due date.

If the renewal request is denied by the lending library you will need to return the item so we can ship it back to the lending library.

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