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Can't get what you need at CMU's Library? Let us help you!

If the CMU Library does not have what you need, our Interlibrary Loan department can obtain articles and borrow books, music, movies, or documentaries for you. Take advantage of this popular and valuable service for faculty, staff, and students. It's fast, easy, and free!

Access your ILL account
  • Request scans (articles, chapters, & more)
  • Request items for delivery (books, DVDs, etc.)
  • Check the status of your request
  • View, download or print received PDF scans

Physical items are delivered to the CMU Library Checkout & Reserves Desk, or to the Montrose or Western Colorado Community College campuses.


How do I submit a request?

1. Explore the CMU Library first!

Search OneSearch for books, articles, and more 

2. Need a book, DVD, or other physical item?






Search Prospector for physical items

  • Prospector is our regional borrowing & lending group, which includes many CO public libraries, CO academic libraries, and the U of Wyoming -- this is your fastest option for receiving physical items
  • Be sure to have your Library # (the 408# at bottom right of your Mav Card) and your CMU 700# 
  • If you can't find the item in Prospector, or no copies are available, you can still request through your ILL account


  Need an article or book chapter?    

Login to Request as a PDF

3. We'll email you when it's available!


  • Books, DVDs, and other physical items will be at the CMU Library Checkout & Reserves Desk (or to our Montrose or CMU Tech campuses, if that's your pick-up location). 
  • Articles, book chapters, and other scanned materials will be delivered electronically to your Interlibrary Loan account



Interlibrary Loan FAQ