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Levy Library Research Discovery: Access Resources

Access Library Resources

Resource records within Levy Library's Research Discovery will point you to the item's electronic or physical location. If you are searching for a resource (book, journal article, etc.) that the Levy Library does not provide, please follow the steps provided in the Request Resources via InterLibrary Loan section below. 

Link to an electronic resource via Levy Library's Research Discovery

Navigate to the "View Online" section of the record, where you should find one or more online access points. Select your preferred access point, and you will be taken directly to the resource. You may be asked to login to library resources before accessing- visit our Remote Access guide for help. See example images below. 

Note: Many electronic journals have multiple access points with varying coverage dates. Ensure that you select the access point with the coverage you need. For more on electronic journal access, visit our Access Articles guide



Locate a physical resource via Levy Library's Research Discovery

Navigate to the "Get It" section of the record, where you should find one or more item Call Numbers. These Call Numbers will tell you where in the Levy Library (or satellite locations) you may find the book. For help, visit the Levy Library's information desk and ask for help locating the book(s). See example images below. 

Note: Depending on which collection the book your interested in is held in, there will be restrictions on how long you may borrow the item. For more on borrowing library materials, visit our Circulation Services guide


Request Resources via InterLibrary Loan

You may find that a book or article that you're interested in is not part of the Levy Library's collection. We recommend using the Research Discovery platform to initiate an InterLibrary Loan Request for the item. To do so, please follow the steps below. Furthermore, consider submitting a purchase request form for the item as well. 

Step 1: Use Research Discovery's "Libraries Worldwide" feature to locate the item that you're interested in. 

Search for the title that you're interested in. When the title does not appear as part of Levy Library's collection, use the "Libraries Wordwide" option on the left-hand side to search for the item. You may need to toggle to search "All Resources" for option to appear. 



Step 2: Link to Levy Library's ILLiad service to submit your request.

Once you locate the record, click "Request via Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad)" under the "How to Get It" heading. You will be asked to log in to Levy Library's ILLiad system in order to submit your request. If you have not used ILLiad before, select "First Time Users." For more information, visit our Interlibrary Loan Services page.