Answered By: Kathryn Park
Last Updated: Feb 02, 2016     Views: 9

We do not have that journal available. When COM Library does not have the journal or article available full text, you still have a couple of options:

  1. TexShare
    COM students, faculty and staff are eligible for the TexShare card which entitles the user to certain borrower privileges at other Texas academic and public libraries. To see if a library participates in the program, and to read their lending policy, please view the list at the libraries and catalogs link.This is generally much quicker than ILL. To get your TexShare card, you'll need to go to the Circulation Desk in COM Library and present a current COM ID.
  2. ILL
    COM Library offers Interlibrary Loan (ILL) to the students, faculty and staff of College of the Mainland. ILL basically involves COM Library requesting materials from other libraries. Keep in mind that ILLs can take 2-6 weeks. It can take longer depending on availability and other factors, and there is no guarantee that you will get the item requested. Requesting ILLs during summer sessions is generally not practical. There is no cost to the patron. If the only way to obtain an item is for a fee, COM Library will contact you to inform you of the cost, and ask how you wish to proceed. Go to the Request an article tab on the Find & Get Items From Other Libraries (link below) to request on ILL.

 

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