When the Blume Library cannot supply an item, it may be available through an Interlibrary Loan (ILL). Students, faculty, and staff may request to borrow items (i.e., books, journal articles, government documents) if the Blume Library does not already own them.
Alternatively, you may want to check out books directly using the TexShare program. You will need to obtain a TexShare card from the Blume Library Circulation Counter. Search WorldCat to find books at other libraries.
Before making a request for a journal article, check Journals List for a list of online journals.
The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material.
Libraries are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction under certain conditions. One of these conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research." The user is liable for copyright infringement if the reproduction is later used in violation of the "fair use" provision of the law.
The library reserves the right to refuse to accept an interlibrary request if, in its judgement, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.