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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates: the COD Library building is closed until further notice.

Library Accounts: Requesting Items

Local Requests

Request an itemCOD Library users can request items owned by the COD Library to be held for pickup at the main Circulation Desk.

  1. Log in to your Library account.
  2. Locate an item in the Library Catalog.
  3. Click on the item title.
  4. Scroll down the item record and locate the "Get It" section.
  5. Click the "Request" link.
  6. You must be logged in to make a local request.

I-Share Requests

logo for I-ShareCOD 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. Eligible COD users can also visit any other I-Share library and borrow items onsite. You can also return items to any I-Share library. 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.

Due to physical delivery systems being unavailable during our extended closing, I-Share requests are not available at this time.

Interlibrary Loan

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.

Due to physical delivery systems being unavailable during our extended closure, Interlibrary Loan is not available to District Residents.

Students, staff and faculty may request articles only (no books) using our Article Request form.

Interlibrary Loan FAQs

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