If we don't have a book you need, we'll try to get it for you from another library.
To have materials delivered to an OCC campus library from another participating library you must be a currently enrolled student, faculty, or staff member with an activated Raider One Card.
See below to request books by interlibrary loan, or try MeLCat to search for and request books from Michigan libraries and have them sent directly to your library.
Overview Of The Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Process:
Interlibrary Loans expand access to resources beyond those available at OCC libraries. OCC depends on other academic and public libraries for loans of materials. The conditions of ILL service are set by the National Interlibrary Loan Code of the American Library Association and by the regulations of individual lending libraries. There may be a limit to the number of items that can be requested. Note: Patrons may have a maximum of 5 active requests from OCLC at any one time. OCLC materials cannot be renewed.
What else do I need to know?
OCC Interlibrary Loan for Articles (document delivery) is a service that provides all students, staff and faculty a means to order and receive full text articles which are not available from our research databases or our print collection. Note: There may be copyright restrictions that limit our ability to obtain the article.
First, check the OCC Journals List to see if the item is available at one of the five campus libraries.
Please contact your campus library reference desk to request an article through interlibrary loan or for any additional research assistance.
You can go directly to one of over 35 academic libraries in the area and borrow the item. Before you go, read about the following and check with any OCC Library if you have questions: