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Find Articles: Articles from Other Libraries

A guide to finding articles in journals, magazines, and newspapers.

If PCC Library does not own a print or electronic copy of the full-text of a journal, magazine, or newspaper article that you need, we can usually order the article from another library. We can help you with this process!

What is ILL?

Interlibrary loan (ILL) is a service that allows a user from one library to borrow materials from another library. Materials are physically mailed to the requesting library where the user can then view or check out the materials.

**Allow at least 5-10 business days for delivery of items.**

You will be contacted by phone or e-mail once the items have arrived.


This service is available without cost to PCC faculty, staff, students, and community residents with a valid PCC Library card. In some instances there may be a charge for journal articles; however, you will be contacted about any charges before the order is placed.

Request Form

If you want to order an article located at another library, fill out the online interlibrary loan (ILL) form. Fill out the form as completely as possible.

Contact Person

Teresa Thompson

Phone: (252) 493-7352


Other Local Libraries

We can save you time by finding out if any local libraries have a copy of the article you need. However, ordering articles through PCC Library ILL usually goes pretty fast, as they are delivered electronically via email.

Libraries Worldwide

Use WorldCat to search library catalogs from all over the world. Note that we can only borrow books and articles from libraries located in the United States.