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Interlibrary Borrowing


What do I do if the Evangel University Libraries do not have the book I need?

You can request books through MOBIUS. MOBIUS is a group of libraries in Missouri, including Evangel University, which share books with each other. If you cannot find the book you want through MOBIUS, the library can attempt to find the book for you through OCLC, a worldwide interlibrary loan (ILL) system.


How do I request a book through Mobius?

You can request a book from Mobius through our catalog and have it delivered directly to Evangel. You may also personally visit any Mobius library and check out books directly from them.

Detailed MOBIUS information and instructions

How long does it take to get a Mobius book?

It usually takes no more than a week for the book to arrive. You will receive email notification informing you when your book is ready to pick up.

How long can I keep a Mobius book?

Mobius books check out for four weeks with the potential for as many as two renewals.

How much does Mobius cost?

Mobius is free to Evangel University students, faculty, staff, and administration.


How do I request a book through OCLC's worldwide interlibrary loan (ILL) service?

If you have checked the Mobius catalog and the book you need is unavailable, you can fill out a book request form.

How long does it take to get a book through OCLC (ILL)?

Assuming the book is available, it usually takes at least a week to arrive, sometimes longer due to processing time and mail delivery.

How long can I keep an OCLC (ILL) book?

Books generally check out for four weeks. Some items may be renewed once, but this depends on the loaning institution.

How much does OCLC (ILL) cost?

In most cases, books are free. If a fee is required, the library will contact you to see if you are willing to pay the cost.