Interlibrary Loan FAQ's
What is a title search?
A title search searches for the exact title of the material trying to locate. (ex: A Tale of Two Cities)
What is an author search?
An author search will search for any items that contain the author's name. (ex: Charles Dickens)
What is a subject search?
A subject search will search all subject headings attached to the items in the catalog and match them to the search term entered. (ex: History--1940's)
What is a keyword search?
A keyword search will seach the items in the catalog and produce search results that contain the keywords entered in the search bar. Keyword searches may contain the words "and," "or," "and not" to help focus your search. (ex: self-image and media, ex: video games or gaming, ex: vegetarianism and not veganism)
What is a series search?
A series search will search for a specific series title and will produce a list of all the books within that series. (ex: Opposing viewpoints)
Request a book from the HELIN network
Two ways to request materials from Ocean State Libraries