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Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary loan provides ISU students, faculty, and staff the opportunity to have the Library request materials not available from the Oboler Library's collections. Besides serving the needs of the ISU community, Oboler Library also supplies materials to other libraries.


  • Provide services for the ISU community
  • Process all electronic interlibrary loan requests received in a timely manner
  • Borrow requested books that the Oboler Library does not own
  • Borrow other materials that the Oboler Library does not own (i.e. microfilm, theses, dissertations, etc.)
  • Obtain copies of requested journal articles that the Oboler Library does not own
  • Staff members search electronic library holding bibliographic records to locate needed materials
  • Operate an ARIEL® service for processing materials that will be posted to the web directly or scanned and then posted to the web
  • Scan printed articles to electronic format for web delivery
  • Post electronic articles to the web for delivery to requestors
  • Provide a rush service for photocopies at $10 per item (if received in 3 working days)
  • In some areas, provide a rush service for books at $25 each (includes FedEx, delivery & rush fee) PLEASE call (208) 282-3127 first
  • Lend materials to other libraries anywhere in the USA when requested
  • Dissertation Service
  • Document delivery is another service offered for ISU distance students, faculty and staff

They can receive copies of campus-owned journal articles as well as the loan of books located in the Oboler Library.
Book loans are currently only available for those in Meridian & Idaho Falls

More detailed information about Interlibrary Loan

Library Staff Contacts

Teresa Warren
Library Assistant III
Room 321
(208) 282-3127

Interlibrary Loan is also staffed by several assistants


921 South 8th Avenue
Pocatello, Idaho, 83209