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Interlibrary Loan Guide: Interlibrary Loan Basics

Describing the policies and procedures of Curry Library’s Interlibrary Loan (ILL) services, including MOBIUS and Prospector.


Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is the process that Curry Library uses to obtain access to physical or digital materials upon request from library patrons. Typically, these are materials the library does not directly own, but are available from lending partners.

All patrons of Curry Library (all part-time and full-time WJC students, staff, and faculty) may use Interlibrary Loan services at no cost.

Interlibrary Loans Checkout Times

  Check Out Time Receive by Renewals Number allowed
Curry Books End of semester 24 hours No* Unlimited
MOBIUS 1 month 3-5 business days 2** 20
Prospector 1 month 7-10 business days 2** 20 
OCLC Worldshare Books 1 month 3-5 business days Depends on lender 20
OCLC Worldshare Articles N/A 3-5 business days N/A Unlimited***

*Renewals are not necessary for books belonging to Curry Library because they are checked out until the end of the semester.

**Renewals are only allowed if the book is not overdue or if there is not a hold on the item.

***Assuming articles are not published within the last five years and fall under a CONTU status.

Interlibrary Loan Lenders

Curry Library 

Books in the General Collection are available to be checked out 24/7 using the self-checkout computer. Books may also be requested through the Curry Library Catalog.

Note: Requests typically take at least 24 hours to process. If you need a book immediately, please use the self-checkout machine.


Print materials and physical media ONLY, available from academic and public libraries in the Midwest region, primarily in Missouri. Requests may be made from the MOBIUS catalog by WJC library patrons.


Print materials and physical media ONLY, available from academic and public libraries in the Western region, primarily Colorado. Requests may be made from the Prospector Catalog by WJC library patrons. 

OCLC Worldshare

Digital journal, newspaper and magazine articles, physical books and media (ex. DVDs), and individual eBook chapters. Requests are made via form links below or via form links under each item in Discovery.