Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

Book Request - Article Request

Books

What do I do if the Evangel University Libraries don’t have the book I need?

You can request books through Mobius. Mobius is a group of libraries in Missouri, including Evangel University, which share books with each other. If you cannot find the book you want through Mobius, the library can attempt to find the book for you through OCLC, a worldwide interlibrary loan (ILL) system.

MOBIUS

How do I request a book through Mobius?

You can request a book from Mobius through our catalog and have it delivered directly to Evangel. Learn how to use MOBIUS. If you happen to be nearby, you may also personally visit any Mobius library and check out books directly from them.

How long does it take to get a Mobius book?

It usually takes no more than a week for the book to arrive. You will receive email notification informing you when your book is ready to pick up.

How long can I keep a Mobius book?

Mobius books check out for three weeks and can be renewed twice.

How much does Mobius cost?

Mobius is free to Evangel University students, faculty, staff, and administration.

OCLC (ILL)

How do I request a book through OCLC, the worldwide interlibrary loan (ILL) system?

If you have checked the Mobius catalog and the book you need is unavailable, you can fill out a book request form.

How long does it take to get a book through OCLC (ILL)?

Assuming the book is available, it usually takes at least a week to arrive, sometimes longer due to processing time and mail delivery.

How long can I keep an OCLC (ILL) book?

Books generally check out for four weeks. Some items may be renewed once, but this depends on the loaning institution.

How much does OCLC (ILL) cost?

In most cases books are free. If a fee is required, the library will contact you to see if you are willing to pay the cost.


Articles

What do I do if the Evangel University Libraries don’t have the article I need?

If you cannot find the article you need through online databases or in print, the library can try to get it for you through OCLC (ILL). You can fill out an article request form.

How long does it take to get an article through OCLC (ILL)?

Delivery times vary greatly, but may take anywhere from a day to several days to a week or more.

How long can I keep the article?

Articles will be delivered to you electronically as PDF files. They are yours to keep.

How much does OCLC (ILL) cost?

In most cases articles are free. If a fee is required, the library will contact you to see if you are willing to pay the cost.


How to request a book through MOBIUS

From the Evangel University catalog, click on Mobius (see below). You can search all the libraries and see if the book you want is available.

The MOBIUS link is in the top bar

If you find the book you want, check the status to see if any of them are available. If so, click on request (see below).

The request link

For your cluster, choose SWAN.

Enter your information. Your campus code is your id number followed by EU. If you are not sure what your information is, please contact the library staff. Choose SWAN for your pickup cluster. Choose your pickup location, either AGTS or Evangel (see image below).

Choosing your pickup location

You will receive an email when the book is ready for you to pickup. It generally takes around a week for the book to arrive.