The WSU Libraries' Search It provides you access to books and media from all the WSU Libraries, "Summit" libraries, and libraries worldwide. It should be the first database you select to find books. To request home delivery of a book you find in Search It, use the "WSU Global Campus Delivery" option. Look at the box below this one to learn about getting books you have requested via Summit.
If a book you need is not available from a WSU library or any Summit library, you can request that it be borrowed from another library for your use via an Interlibrary Loan (ILL). To make an ILL request you will need to be logged in to Search It - if a book is not available, you will see a "Request through InterLibrary Loan WSU - Pullman" link. This will take you to the WSU Pullman ILLiad site, where you will need to log in with your WSU Network ID again. There is no charge to request library materials through Interlibrary Loan; however, the first time you use ILL you will need to create an account in the system.
Library materials will be mailed to you within two to three working days once we have them in hand. (Keep in mind, if we obtain the books from other libraries first, this process will take longer.)
Enclosed with your items will be a return address label and Priority Mail stamps for the return postage. Once you are done with the materials, repackage them in the box, affix the labels and stamps, and drop the box off at the post office.
Ebooks are a good resource for distance and Pullman students, but they can vary. Some books in the Libraries catalog are downloadable PDF or HTML books freely available online (often published by a government agency). The Libraries also has access to many scholarly monographs from particular vendors (EBL, ebrary, EBSCO, Springer, ScienceDirect, and more). The following applies specifically to ebooks from EBL, ebrary, and EBSCO: