Interlibrary Loan is a formal cooperative agreement among member libraries to share materials.
You want a book or an article that the GGU library does not have within the databases and collections.
Articles are typically emailed as PDFs.
If you do not attend classes at the main campus, and do not live in San Francisco, the library will mail the Interlibrary Loan materials, and you are responsible for return postage.
Books, reports, theses, dissertations, and journal, newspaper, and magazine articles. First check to see if the Business Library has what you are looking for. Need help? Contact us.
Fill out the Interlibrary Loan Form (link below).
GGU Business Library provides Interlibrary Loan service to faculty, staff, and currently enrolled students of GGU. Alumni are not eligible.
There is no rush service for Interlibrary Loan. Allow at least a week to two weeks from the time you turn in your requests. If the item is only available out-of-state, or if you request an item during a school holiday, the Interlibrary Loan item may take longer to arrive.
Most transactions are free. If you are off-campus and the Interlibrary Loan item is mailed to your home, you are responsible for paying the return postage. Some articles are not freely available. On these occasions the library will contact you regarding the fee and inquiry if you still want the article.
Interlibrary Loan Form requires this information:
You will be notified by email when the item(s) you have requested arrive.
If you are taking classes at the San Francisco campus, pick up the item at the Information Desk at the Business Library. If you are off-campus you can have the item mailed to you, and you are responsible for the return postage. Articles will typically be emailed (PDF).
Return all Interlibrary Loan books to the Information Desk in the Business Library.
Off-campus students please mail books back to:
Golden Gate University
536 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94105