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Consortium Loan Service (CLS): Placing A Request

This guide is designed to facilitate users through the borrowing of consortium books, known as the Consortium Loan Service (CLS)

Placing a Request

To place a request, first search the Himmelfarb catalog using the search option below.  This will give you all resources owned by GWU and the other participating WRLC libraries.


You can log in once you have conducted a search by clicking on 'Sign In'.  If you do not log in, you cannot place requests with the system.

Once signed in

Signing in allows for request options to appear for Consortium Loan Service (CLS). This only appears if certain criteria are met. Himmelfarb cannot own the item and the item cannot be here.  If Himmelfarb cannot own the item or, if owned, the item cannot currently be available for borrowing.


*Note-only print books and physical A/V items can be requested.  Articles, ebooks, and any other records will not be filled and cancelled.

If an item is not available by CLS or is an article, please consider using the Documents2Go option.  This is the appropriate option for non-WRLC owned books that are required for GW related work, research patient care, or study.

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