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Remote Library Services for Online Learning in Music

Requesting materials from other libraries

You may want to access books or journal articles that are not available through BW subscriptions. During the COVID-19 disruption, we are not able to guarantee that we can obtain materials for you.

BOOK requests: The BW libraries have stopped all physical circulation as have most libraries. We do not have a way to share ebooks between libraries. At this time, we will not be able to obtain books through Interlibrary Loan.

ARTICLE requests: We will attempt to fill article requests, but most libraries have closed or severely reduced staffing. We may be able to obtain PDF's of electronic periodicals, but older items or any item that requires physical scanning may be difficult to obtain.

To request articles not available through Ritter library click on the Request an Item link on the library homepage and then click on Article request. Fill in the form and submit. You will receive an email acknowledging your request and a staff member will email the PDF if we can obtain it. Please keep in mind that the process may be lengthened due to staffing both at our library and at lending institutions. You can also link to Interlibrary loan request forms within EBSCO databases. 

Contact if you have a question about an Interlibrary Loan request.