On Abusing the Interlibrary Loan System

I love interlibrary loans. My university, NC State, does have a large volume of titles. However, we’re primarily an agriculture and engineering school, not a humanities one. Fortunately for me, the other triangle universities are very good about sharing books with one another, so I have access to the libraries of Duke and UNC. This is especially nice because I have access to the Duke Divinity School library! I recently requested Craig Keener’s long commentary on Matthew. The funny thing was, when I visited the Divinity School last week, I forgot that I had requested it and went looking for it in their library! I was a bit disappointed to not find anything, but pleasantly surprised a few days later when I got an e-mail saying that my interlibrary loan request was ready to pick up.

Perhaps I should lay off for a bit if I can’t even keep track of what I’ve requested.

But what’s the fun in that? ;-)


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