ILL-Odum Express includes Interlibrary Loan (ILL) and Odum Express.
VSU students, faculty, and staff can request materials that the library does not own through Interlibrary Loan (ILL). The library will borrow the requested materials from another library. Books and physical items are mailed to Odum Library and can be picked up at the main circulation desk. Articles are generally delivered as PDFs that can be accessed online.
Odum Express is the document delivery service. VSU faculty and staff can request books and article be delivered to their department. This includes materials from Odum Library and materials requested through ILL.
Distance education students can request materials be delivered to them through ILL.
If you find a book or article that you need for your research, but the library does not have it, you can request it using ILL. Books are physical and will be mailed to the library (ebooks cannot be requested). Articles are typically scanned and delivered as online PDFs.
How to request a book or article using ILL:
Picking up the requested material:
Many of the library databases will provide an option to locate the full text of an article. If an article is not available full text in that database, there will be a button called Find It @ VSU. Find It @ VSU links to the online full text and ILL service.