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Learn about interlibrary loan

Map of Irwin Library Stacks [2nd Floor]

Locating Physical Collections in Irwin Library

Explore the content on this page to learn how to read a book's call number, locate where books are shelved in Irwin Library, and identify the call number ranges for browsing by literature area.

Off-Campus Access

When working and researching off campus, you will be prompted to enter your Butler credentials frequently to access library resources. When you see the login screen below, usually before viewing a full-text article or accessing a database like AccessMedicine or UpToDate, enter your credentials to access the resource. Contact your librarian if you are having any trouble with off campus access.

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Schedule a Zoom Consultation

Need to schedule a face-to-face consultation with your librarian? Let's Zoom it!

Email your librarian, or click on "Schedule" to schedule a Zoom consultation. Same-day consultations are generally not available.

Get started with Zoom by clicking the icon below!

 

WorldCat Search Bar

ILL

Before submitting an InterLibrary Loan request, an account must be made. This can be found on the Butler Library website by clicking the "InterLibrary Loan" link and following the login prompts, or first time users can click here.

Once an account is made, books may be searched for and requested through the Butler WorldCat search engine.

Please allow about 2 weeks for delivery. An e-mail will be sent when print materials are ready for pick-up.

Most journal articles arrive in 3-4 days and will be sent electronically.

Library of Congress Call Numbers

WorldCat Discovery

REMEMBER:  Use WorldCat Discovery to find:

  1. Books, (ebooks, print books)
  2. Media (Streaming video, DVDs, CDs, etc.)
  3. Magazine and journals articles

Be sure to use the limiters on the left-hand side of the screen to narrow down your results!

Also, REMEMBER: Work out some of your search strategy before going online! Think about your topic. Write down key terms, concepts, titles, and the names of key people whose thinking or work is relevant to your topic. Be sure to include synonyms of key terms and concepts. Also, consider important geographic locations and time periods (i.e., geographic and chronological limiters).

InterLibrary Loan (ILL)

If you find materials in WorldCat that Butler Libraries do not own, you can obtain these through Interlibrary Loan (ILL)This is a service that enables Butler students to have access to library resources NOT OWNED by the Butler Libraries.  You make Interlibrary Loan requests directly from the catalog or a database by clicking the "Request" button.  If there is no request button, log on to your Library Account.

From your account you can:

  • submit requests (use the Requests tab)
  • check the status of your requests (under the Requests tab)
  • retrieve electronically delivered articles
  • request renewals for loaned items (in the Checkouts tab)

For all ILL questions contact Sarah Damery at 317-940-9677 or sdamery@butler.edu.

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CONTACT

Email Butler University Libraries
Irwin Library: 317-940-9227
Science Library: 317-940-9937
CAT: 317-940-8575

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