For items available for checkout but not located at your library, the fastest way to get them is to order them using the "Request" link. These requests take approximately 2-3 business days to be delivered. You can choose which library to have them delivered to, if another library is more convenient.
You will need to log in before you will be able to request items. Click on Locations & Availability to make the request.
For these items, you'll need to use Interlibrary Loan. For books, delivery can take up to a month, so it's wise to start your research early enough to allow for delivery. Articles take approximately 1-2 weeks.
Once you've identified what you need, fill out the appropriate Interlibrary Loan form for what you're requesting. You'll receive an email when the item is ready for pick up at the Circulation Desk.
If URI doesn't own the Journal (either electronically, in print or even in microfilm) then you still can access the article you need.
1. If URI Doesn't own the Journal, Magazine or Newspaper, but Another RI Library Does
2. If the Journal, Magazine or Newspaper isn't Owned by any of the Libraries
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