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Can't Find it in our Library?

The following services all allow you to request items that are not part of the Hiebert Library collection. 

For books and other physical media

Link+ Consortium

Hiebert Library is a part of the Link+ library consortium, giving FPU library users quick and easy access to a combined collection of over 6 million books and audio-visual items from over 60 other libraries in California. FPU library users may request items from Link+, which will be delivered to Hiebert Library, usually within 2-4 business days. You may keep Link+ books for 21 days, and can renew for an additional 21 days. You may have Link+ audio-visual media for 7 days, with no option for renewal. 

Link+ may only be used to request printed books or audio-visual items. Online resources are not available through Link+.

Learn more about using Link+ in our online tutorial.

Inter-library Loan (ILL)

Can't find the book you need in the Hiebert Library collection or Link+? FPU also belongs to the Inter-library loan (or ILL) system. ILL libraries span the world and include all sorts of cool resources. Before you send the request, please read and follow these guidelines. If you check in all these places and still want this book, please return to this page and fill out the form to request a book through ILL. Note: The minimum turnaround time for ILL materials is 2 weeks, so if you think you'll need something through ILL make sure you put in your request as soon as possible.

Request a BOOK through ILL.

For articles

Inter-Library Loan (ILL)

 The same Inter-library Loan (ILL) system that allows us access to books also allows us to request articles. Before you send the request, please read and follow these guidelines. If you still can't find the article and still need it, please return to this page and fill out the form to request an article through ILL. 

Request an ARTICLE through ILL.

Digital Resources & Copyright

Digital resources such as e-books and articles from online subscription databases have specific copyright rules and restrictions governing their use. E-books, for example, will never be able to borrowed from another library because typical restrictions on e-book access prohibit this. Articles found through online databases are more often available to be borrowed, though it depends on individual publisher rules. The lending library, not the Hiebert Library, interprets and enforces their own contracts with publishers and database vendors, and so some libraries may be able to provide copies of things other libraries cannot.


The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted materials.

Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement.

This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.