No library (including the NNU library) owns everything you are looking for, but you can submit requests for items the NNU library does not own. This is what we call Interlibrary Loan (ILL for short).
Articles are delivered to your NNU email; books are mailed to the library.
Scroll to the bottom of the page for the full policy
Please note: renewals cannot be requested via your library account.
1. Request from the catalog
2. Request from EBSCO or ProQuest databases
3. Fill Out a Form
If you find information in another source such as Google Scholar, fill out one of these forms.
Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a service offered by John E. Riley Library to support the research and educational needs of the Northwest Nazarene University community by providing access to additional resources not owned by NNU. Riley Library conducts all transactions in accordance with the National Interlibrary Loan Code and Explanatory Supplement, the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, United States Code, Sections 107 and 108), and CONTU Guidelines.
The library reserves the right to prioritize and manage requests depending on the workflow.
If the library cannot obtain an item the patron will be notified as soon as possible.
Interlibrary Loan (ILL) services are intended for NNU students, faculty, administrative personnel and staff.
The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproduction of copyrighted material. A photocopy or reproduction is not to be “used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research”. If an individual uses a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of “fair use”, that individual may be liable for copyright infringement.