COD Library users can request items owned by the COD Library to be held for pickup at the main Circulation Desk.
COD Students, Faculty, and Staff can use the Library catalog to locate and borrow items from other I-Share libraries when those items are not available at the COD Library. Requested items are sent from the lending library to COD or any other I-Share library you choose. You can return items to any I-Share library.
You will receive notification from the lending library when the item is ready. Directions on how to schedule an appointment for pick-up at the Library’s Grab and Go service desk will follow in a separate email. Due to quarantine times, items will take approximately one week to arrive.
It is important to note District Residents cannot request items through I-Share.
The I-Share database contains nearly 15 million unique bibliographic records and more than 38 million item records, representing the holdings of 89 CARLI I-Share member institutions. Access to this enormous consortial collection gives COD Library users ready access to a collection that ranks among the world’s largest research libraries.
Interlibrary loan is a free service for COD Library card holders. COD students, faculty, administrators and staff members, should only request items through Interlibrary loan if items are not available through I-Share.