How do I Get Books?

Print Materials

Distance Learners can use Interlibrary Loan to get books, articles (print and electronic), and media sent to them from the CSUSM Library collection and libraries worldwide.

Registering for Interlibrary Loan

First time users need to set up an Interlibrary Loan account. Once you've registered for Interlibrary Loan you'll need to complete the Distance Education Services Application Form.

Requesting items from Interlibrary Loan

Distance Learners can request books through Interlibrary Loan and have them mailed directly to their home, free of charge.  You are responsible for the cost of returning the item via a method that is traceable (U.P.S. or U.S. Mail with delivery confirmation, etc.). Articles can be requested through OneSearch, the "Get It" link in the databases, or directly through your Interlibrary Loan account.

Returning items from Interlibrary Loan

You are responsible for the cost of returning ILL items. Items can be returned to:

ILL - Library
California State University San Marcos
333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Road
San Marcos, CA 92096-0001


Use OneSearch to find eBooks. After conducting a search on your topic, limit your search to eBooks by refining your results to include only books and full-text online.