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Interlibrary Loan

With a little planning, you can borrow just about anything.

WorldCat Step-by-Step Guide

Here's how to place an interlibrary loan request for an item in the country-wide WorldCat database:

Use this link to access the WorldCat database.


From the FSCJ LLC homepage, under the "Research" tab click the "Databases and Journal Articles" link. 














Then click on the letter "W" in the alphabetical menu at the top of the page.


Now, scroll down and click on the link to the WorldCat database. 



Search the WorldCat database by using the advanced search feature to locate books, articles and other media. 

To locate the advance search feature, click the "advanced search" link below the database search bar. 

Use the advanced search options to locate a item or items in the WorldCat database. Make sure to select the format you are looking for such as book, article, etc. 


When you have located an item you would like to borrow, click the "share" button next to the right of the item title. 



In the pop-up box, click the "copy link" button. Do NOT place your request in the pop-up box. We will not receive your request from WorldCat. You must email us directly. See directions under "Final Step."


Final Step:


Paste the copied link into an email message to

Make sure to include your name, your FSCJ student or employee ID# (located on the back of your ID card) and your pickup campus as part of the email message.