Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a service in which CMSRU borrows materials for you from other libraries that are not owned in print or electronic format by CMSRU.

How can I ensure that CMSRU does not own the item?

  • Articles: If an article is not owned by Rowan University, you will see a link that says "Sorry, no holdings were found for this journal."  Click the link that says "Submit a Request to CMSRU."
  • Books: Perform a search within WorldCat. (see interlibrary instructions for more information)
  • Dissertations:  Perform a search in ProQuest Dissertation & Theses, which has dissertations produced from 1997 and later are available for download.

Who may request items?

  • Any CMSRU student, faculty or staff member.
  • Any Cooper Hospital affiliate.

What may not be borrowed?

Items that CMSRU owns will not be borrowed from other instutions. Also, the following items are not loaned by other institutions:

  • Reference materials
  • Rare, valuable or irreplaceable material
  • Material in high demand at the lending library (i.e. newly published books)
  • Media materials, such as DVD, CD-ROMs, etc.

When might I receive my request?

It is important to request your interlibrary loan as early as possible because CMSRU ILL can not guarantee a delivery date.  Typically, books should arrive within a three week period.  Articles should arrive within a five day period.

How am I notified that my item has been received?

You will receive an email from CMSRU_ILL when an item is available for pickup or an email with a link to electronic resources.  Items may be picked from the CMSRU Circulation Desk during our hours of operations.

Who should I contact if I have a question regarding my request?

Please call (856) 342-2525 or email cmsru_ill@cooperhealth.edu if you have any questions about your requests.