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Academy Library: Where to Begin: Using Interlibrary Loan

Everything you needed to know about the Academy Library and its resources and services.

Contact Information

If you have any additional questions or need assistance with your research, please contact a librarian today.

The Robert Block Library is open Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST. 

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Phone: (251) 445-0378 

Interlibrary Loan for Articles

If you locate an article of interest, but are not able to find it in full text in the Research Databases, please contact the library.

The Library may be able to obtain the article through interlibrary loan. 

Here's how to contact for more information: 

Email the library at and provide the full citation information (author, publication title, volume/issue, date, link etc.)

Please feel free to reach out with any additional questions. 

Interlibrary Loan for Books and More

In conducting research students are encouraged to review a variety of resources. Sometimes this includes encountering books, videos, DVDs, or other material. 

For physical materials outside of the Library's current collection, students are encouraged to connect with their local library to use their interlibrary loan program. 

Interlibrary loan programs are coordinated across public, academic and special libraries. A great place to search for books is at OCLC's WorldCat. Search for titles and click the "Find in a Library" link. Use this information at your local library to ask for the book to be delivered at that location for you to check out.

Please Note:  The Academy Library is not able to request physical resources through interlibrary loan like books, DVDs, etc. for distance students.