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Study Abroad Resources: Access from Abroad

This is a guide to Library Resources for Princeton students going abroad

Interlibrary loan

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

While abroad, ILL can help you obtain copies of journal articles  and other materials that are not available at Princeton (these will be delivered to you online). Register for interlibrary loan before you leave the country if you haven't done so already so that you can receive materials requested through ILL.

For Articles

If you need an article not available online from Princeton, we will send it to your email if there is online availability from another source. Note: the Library does not scan material that is available at Princeton only in print. Ask your on-campus support person (ie. a trusted friend on campus) to find the print article and scan it and send it to you.

For Books 

If you need books, videos, microforms in hard-copy (not online), you have a few options:

  • Use the interlibrary loan services at your host institution. Fees may be charged and restrictions may apply.
  • Try Google Books for a preview of the book or to get some details. Sometimes you can search within the book and find useful information, or get full-text access (if there are no copyright restrictions).
  • Use Princeton's Main Catalog to access various e-books, online documents and links to Google books. 
  • Ask  your on-campus support person (your trusted friend) to help you by scanning and sending to you tables of contents and sections of the books you need.