If you have any questions about using the library, you can always ask a librarian. One easy way to do that is using the Library Chat box just below, which allows you to communicate with one of our research librarians in real-time. Librarians are very helpful not only with questions about how to use the library, but also with questions about how to conduct research (where to find good sources, how to assess the reliability of sources, and so on).
Search Marshall Libraries' catalog
Use the box below to search for books, e-books, media, and journals in our collection.
What if the library doesn't have what I am looking for?
Interlibrary Loan (ILL)
If the book, article, or other resource you are looking for is not available in our collection or in that of our EZBorrow partner libraries, your next step is to make a request for that item through Interlibrary Loan (ILL), using a tool called ILLiad. Once you have registered for an ILLiad account, you will see that you can make requests for articles, books, DVDs, other videos, book chapters, conference papers, music recordings, and music scores. These requests generally take between one and five weeks to fulfill, so be sure to plan accordingly when you are doing research.
If you are interested in getting intensive, one-on-one assistance from one of our research librarians, you can set up consultation sessions with them using the first link below. Our librarians also specialize in certain subject areas, so it is often beneficial to talk to the library partner for the field of study you are working in. The bottom link below provides a list of each department's library partner with information about how to contact them.