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Interlibrary Loan

SAGU students, staff, and faculty may borrow materials from other libraries through Interlibrary Loan for free. You may request books, articles from periodicals, theses, and dissertations. Physical items (like books) typically arrive in one (1) to two (2) weeks; digital items (like articles) typically arrive within two (2) to seven (7) days.

Once you discover a resource that you would like from another library, there are several ways to request it:

  1. In SAGU Discovery, click the "Request Item through Interlibrary Loan" button and enter your information
  2. Email the abstract/bibliographic information directly from a database. Send your request to and make sure to include your Lionmail email address in the comment field.
  3. Fill out this form.

We will process the request as quickly as possible and will email you when the item has arrived or if we need more information to process your request.

SAGU does not charge patrons to borrow materials. Borrowers are responsible for overdue charges, as well as replacement costs for lost books.

Library Instruction

The Nelson Memorial Library provides information literacy instruction as part of the Strategies for Student Success (S3) course taken by all freshmen in their first semester. Additionally, we provide specialized sessions during both lower- and upper-level courses as requested by faculty. 

In addition to the instructional videos available here, one-on-one sessions are available with students upon request. One-on-one sessions can occur in person in the Nelson Memorial Library, over the phone, or through email. If you are interested in scheduling an instruction session, please call 972.825.4761 or email

Course Reserves

At faculty request, the library can move regular library resources into the Course Reserves. Faculty may also place their personal copies of books onto Reserve for students enrolled in their courses. Reserve materials are located behind the circulation desk on the first floor of the library. 

Students must present SAGU ID to view/check out Reserve items. Most reserve materials must remain within the library for use.

Articles and/or scans complying with Fair Use may also be placed on eReserve and will be available through the library catalog's Course Reserves section (resources will be arranged by professor's name and course code/name); users will need to login to the catalog to download eReserves. 


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