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Borrow from Other Libraries: Consortium Loan Service (CLS)

What is CLS?

Himmelfarb Heath Sciences Library is part of a larger group of libraries called the Washington Research Library Consortium, also known as WRLC. Being part of a consortium brings more resources to George Washington University. This means that you can request resources from other participating libraries and have them shipped to Himmelfarb within a few business days. There is no cost to the borrower and there is no limit on the amount of requests you can place.

Who is Eligible to request CLS materials?

SMHS, GWSPH, and SON affiliates including students, residents, faculty and staff. GW faculty and staff that are not affiliates must use their home library for this service.

How do I request CLS materials?

Visit our Placing a Request page to learn how to submit a CLS request. 

Book pickup and delivery

CLS Books are eligible for delivery! When your book arrives, the library will notify you and you will be asked whether you would prefer to pick up the book in person or have it delivered to you.

If you choose to pick up the book, your book will remain on the hold shelf for up to 14 days before being returned to their home library. 

If you prefer to have it shipped to you, you will provide your address for us to ship vis USPS. We will send these books to you free of charge, however, if you want us to send a CLS book to your location, we ask that you pay return costs associated with shipping the book back to the Himmelfarb Library, and that you accept financial responsibility for any lost or damaged books.