McGill students and staff may order articles and books that are not available at McGill branch libraries using our inter-library loan system, Colombo. Please do not wait until it is too late for us to help you with Colombo. Before requesting an inter-library loan, remember to search the library catalogue to check whether the library has the item you need.
To request an inter-library loan:
1- Visit http://www.mcgill.ca/library/services/otherloans/interlibrary
2- Log in to Colombo using your McGill username and password.
3- Click on the "Create Request" link on the left-hand side of the page.
4- Complete the online form. Enter as much information as you have about the article or book. If you need to leave some fields blank, do not worry about it.
5- Select a "Pickup Location" at the bottom of the form. It is a required field on the form, even though you will be receiving a digital copy if you are requesting a journal article or book chapter.
6- Click on the "Request" button. You will see a confirmation message. Remember to sign out of Colombo.