Requesting Books Held in LSU Library
Make sure that your Interlibrary Loan account user information indicates your status as Distance Education or LSU Online.
Books owned by LSU Libraries will be sent directly to you at our cost. A return mailing label will be enclosed for your convenience, but you will be required to pay the return postage. Books must be returned by the due date. Renew the title online if you are unsure whether the materials will reach LSU Libraries by the due date.
If the book that is needed is checked out to another patron:
- Place a hold on the book.
- Complete the Materials Request Form AFTER notification that the book is available.
Requesting Articles and Book Chapters
Interlibrary Loan Services will scan or borrow from another library articles and book chapters needed by LSU distance learning students and faculty. You will need to use your Interlibrary Loan account for this service.
Requesting Books Not Owned by Middleton Library
If you need to borrow books not owned by LSU Libraries:
- In-state distance educations students: request books through Interlibrary Loan at a LOUIS library. You will be required to show your LOUIS Reciprocal Borrowing Card ("Distance Ed" should be checked) and a picture ID.
- Out-of-state distance education students: We recommend requesting whole books through interlibrary loan services at your nearest public library. If you are unable to arrange this, email our Interlibrary Loan Services at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will arrange an alternative.