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Consortium Loan Service (CLS): FAQ

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

What kind of materials can be requested through CLS?

GWU users are welcome to place a request for books, audio and visual materials that are available through the WRLC libraries, which can be found through our catalog by clicking the Himmelfarb & CLS option.

What kind of materials should NOT be requested through CLS?

Articles, ebooks, or anything electronic in nature. These appear as requestable in the catalog so be careful to select only print books or audio/visual materials.

When will I receive my item?

The standard shipping time is 2-3 days. You will receive a notice via email when your book is ready to be picked up at the designated library.

Where do I pick up my book?

At the selected pickup location. The default is Himmelfarb Library. Please ask at the Circulation Desk.

How much will I be charged for a CLS request?

CLS requests are free for all users of Himmelfarb library.

Are there any late fees associated with CLS requests?

Yes, fines can accrue for CLS loans. Please see the Fines and Fees section or the WRLC Policies on fees. Late fees, damages, and lost costs are listed on the WRLC CLS Policy Document

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