Here at Vanguard University, we have the valuable resource of the O. Cope Budge Library.
The library not only links students and faculty to a huge body of knowledge but it also manages and promotes the use of informational resources such as the “Van-cat” database or study rooms.
“Through its personnel, resources, and services, the library supports the student learning outcomes, goals, and curriculum of Vanguard” (vanguard.edu), The library seems very self explanatory at times you look for a book, find it, and go about your day but, what happens when its not that simple?
After all, the O. Cope Budge Library has been around since the opening of the school in 1920, and is a bit outdated.
So what if our library doesn’t happen to have anything on your topic for that assignment? What happens when the materials you need are not available to you?
Well, the solution is Interlibrary Loan!
Interlibrary Loan is a service that enables a person to borrow physical materials and or receive electronic documents that are owned and held by another library.
This service is a part of our Library’s borrowing and circulation policies.
The O. Cope Budge Library is among a cooperative arrangement with many public and college libraries in our area such as UC Irvine, that provides our students and even faculty with access to journals and books our library doesn’t own and have access to them as well upon your requests.
You can request any materials you need but you want to note that due to high demand, class textbooks at this time will not be available to be loaned.
In order to request and participate in the use of this service, you must know a few things in order for your request to be processed:
- Your name
- Your contact information
- Title (if an article is what you are requesting, you will need to include journal title and page numbers)
This information will all be included in a form listed on the Library tab on the vanguard.edu website, or can also be sent via email directly to the Library staff. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Interlibrary loans can take three days for articles and about two-to-three weeks for books to come in. It is a free process but depending on the situation, fees may be involved.
Once a library representative gets a hold of your request, you will be contacted as soon as possible.
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