Library Express is a suite of services that provides access to materials that are available at EKU Libraries and libraries throughout the United States. This service is free and is ONLY available to current EKU students, faculty, and staff as well as retired faculty and staff.
Library Express uses ILLiad software to manage all of the following requests: Distance & Online Learning, Interlibrary Loan, Pull & Hold, and faculty/staff purchase recommendations. ALL requests are placed using your Library Express account.
- Use our Library Search box to locate materials - the Find Full Text link will take you to a menu with an option to Request this item through Library Express. Clicking that link will open an auto-populated request form which will allow you to submit a request for the item. This process will allow you to do several things, depending on the circumstances: receive an article electronically; have a physical item pulled from our collections and held for you at one of our campus libraries or mailed to your office or home address, if you qualify; place a hold on an item that is checked out; request that an item be purchased and held for you; or borrow an item from another library.
- OR, look up an article in one of our databases and click the Find Full Text link when a full-text option is not readily available. This link will take you to a menu with an option to Request this item through Library Express. Clicking that link will open an auto-populated request form which will allow you to submit a request for the article and have it delivered to your Library Express account. An email from Library Express will notify you when an article is available to download.
- OR, if you have citation information (i.e. title, author, ISBN, etc.) you can simply fill out a blank request form from your Library Express account. Please include the most accurate and complete information possible to avoid delay. We encourage you to locate the item in the Library Search box and submit the request that way and only use manual citation entry as a last resort.
Please allow adequate time for delivery of materials. Depending on the nature and availability of your requests, there may be an extended waiting period.