Are the items you need unavailable through the Wilson Library?

Unsure where to search for the book or article you need?

This chart is designed to help you identify the quickest way to get the items you need. The following resources and services are referred to in the chart:

Books and Media

LeoPac is the Wilson Library catalog. Search books, e-books, DVDs, and other items located at La Verne. See more about Borrowing Policies.


LINK+ is a free book request service. La Verne faculty, students and staff can request a book not available at our library but available at any of the consortium libraries. The books will be delivered to Wilson Library.


ILLiad is an interlibrary loan book and article service. You can request books, articles and other items the Wilson Library doesn’t own for free! We do our best to find it for you, although sometimes it is not possible. In order to use ILLiad, you need to create a personal ILLiad account.

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Books or Media
Search LINK+. Most books/media arrive in 3-5 days.
Place a request for the book you need in ILLiad. Most books arrive within 1 to 2 weeks.
Articles Journal or Magazine or Newspaper
Search by subject, keyword, title or author in Easy Search or one of the Databases A-Z. If you know the article you want, search for the journal title to see if Wilson Library has it available in Journals A-Z.
If the article you want is not available full-text through the library. Place a request in ILLiad. Most articles arrive within 24 hours with Rapid ILL.
Book Chapters or Conference Proceedings or Papers
Check the library catalog for the book or conference title.
Search LINK+ for the book or conference proceedings. Most books arrive within 3-5 days.
If the item is not available through LeoPac or LINK+, place a request in ILLiad. Most books, conference proceedings, and papers arrive in 1-2 weeks.
Theses or Dissertations
For ULV dissertations in print, search the library catalog
Search ProQuest Dissertations and Theses by keyword, subject, author, or university. Most dissertations and theses published after 1996 are available full-text.
For dissertations and theses published prior to 1996 that are not available full-text, place a request through ILLiad. Most dissertations and theses arrive within 1-2 weeks.

Use Other Libraries for Your Research

The Wilson Library is a member of multiple consortiums. One of the benefits of the consortia membership is ability to use other libraries for your research. We have three programs that are available to University of La Verne students and faculty.

LINK+ Visiting Patron

LINK+ is a consortium of academic and public libraries. Patrons from any of these libraries can electronically request a book not available in their own library but available at any of the participating libraries.

La Verne students, faculty and staff can also visit any of the participating LINK+ institutions to check out books with a valid La Verne ID card.

IEALC – Inland Empire Academic Libraries Cooperative

Inland Empire Academic Libraries Cooperative (IEALC) allows students to borrow books from 17 other libraries in the San Bernardino, Riverside, Los Angeles, and Orange Counties. The IEALC card is issued at the Circulation Desk with a valid La Verne ID. Students must show their La Verne ID card and the IEALC card at the participating library in order to borrow books. It is valid for the current semester only.

Participating libraries include:

SCELC – Reciprocal Borrowing Program

This program is intended to enable mutual borrowing for faculty or other qualified researchers among participating SCELC libraries.

Participating libraries include:

  • Alliant International University
  • American Jewish University
  • Biola University Burnham Institute for Medical Research
  • California Institute of the Arts
  • California Lutheran University
  • Claremont School of Theology
  • Claremont Colleges
  • Concordia University
  • Fuller Theological Seminary
  • Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Hope International University
  • Marymount College
  • Master’s College
  • McGeorge School of Law
  • Mount St. Mary’s College
  • Occidental College
  • Otis College of Art & Design
  • Pacific Oaks College
  • Pepperdine University
  • Saint Mary’s College of California
  • Salk Institute
  • San Diego Christian College
  • Santa Clara University
  • Soka University of America
  • St. John’s Seminary
  • St. Patrick’s Seminary
  • University of Southern California
  • Western University of Health Sciences
  • Whittier College
  • Woodbury University

To use this service, call or email Donna Bentley or Vinaya Tripuraneni.