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Resources for REC Researchers

Resources for off-campus REC researchers

About Requesting Materials

As a WSU student and researcher, you have access to an extensive network of physical and electronic scholarly resources. For example, you can request that physical materials be sent from any of our campuses to your REC.

Furthermore, if WSU doesn't have a copy, we can request it from another library (for free). This includes both physical items and electronic items (like journal articles). In fact, you can get access to electronic journal articles within a day or two of requesting them.

Getting physical items can take longer as they have to be pulled from the shelves and shipped via USPS. Again, this is a free service

Helpful tip: You should never have to pay for a journal article. If you get to a journal record where you are being charged an access fee, let me know.


Requesting Physical Items from WSU and other Libraries

Physical items from the WSU Libraries and beyond can be sent to your REC or home address free of charge. The home delivery option is occurring as a result of the COVID pandemic.

If you have items shipped to your home address you will receive a USPS return label so you can easily mail the item back.

To request that physical items be sent to you, follow these steps:



Step 1. Find an item in the catalog and log into WSU Search It



Step 2: After you are logged-in, select "Request this Item."



Step 3: Select where you would like to have the item sent. You can have it sent to your REC or your home address. If you have the book sent to your home address select "Pullman Home Delivery" even if you are outside of Pullman. 


Requesting Electronic Items Through Interlibrary Loan

Requesting an electronic item is easy, quick, and free. You will get notification that the PDF is available via email. Requests typically take 24-48 hours (and often even less time than that).

To request an electronic item (such as a journal article), follow these steps:



Step 1: Locate and item that you want via and select "Request through Interlibrary Loan.



Tip: If you are using Web of Science, click the "Find it @ WSU" button to be taken to the Search It record,


Step 2: You will be prompted to log into ILLiad which is the interlibrary loan system.



Step 3: A form will auto-populate. Just click "Submit." You will get an email when the PDF is available. 

Checking the Status of Your Interlibrary Loan Request & Viewing Your Library Account

If you would like to view the status of your interlibrary loan request, or to cancel your request, follow these steps:



Step 1. Go to My Account -> Search It to log into your library account



Step 2: Select Current WSU students, faculty, and staff 




Step 3: Enter your WSU NetID info



Step 4: Click Summit + Hold Requests


Step 5: View the items that you have requested, see their status, or cancel the request.

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