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|Otis does not have an official Inter-Library Loan Program. However, we are happy to assist students and faculty in finding the resources that they need. In many cases, it's more cost effective to buy material than participate in inter-library loan programs. We may also be able to have needed articles sent to us.|
|Borrowing Privileges at other libraries.||As part of our SCELC membership, Otis Faculty now use other SCELC libraries. For information on this program, click here. You will need an Otis photo ID and a form filled out by the Director of the Library at Otis.|
|Interlibrary Loan||The Getty Research Library will send us copies of a limited number of articles from their journals. Please contact Sue with requests. Otis Faculty are also eligible for a Stack Reader Card.|
|L.A. Libraries Available to the Otis Community
|Loyola Marymount University
Otis students have access to Loyola's library until 8 p.m. M-Th and on Saturdays. In addition to books in areas not collected by the Otis Library, they have extensive databases which can be accessed.
Borrowing is not permitted unless a Loyola library card is purchased for a fee of $300.
|Los Angeles Public Library||
With an LAPL card, you can requisition materials from any branch in the entire LA area to be sent to a convenient local branch, including the Loyola Village Branch across the street. The resources are vast. This is an excellent option for many resource needs. There are also numerous full-text databases available through the LAPL site (with library card number).
|County of Los Angeles Public Libraries||There's a branch in Marina del Rey and any California resident is eligible to borrow materials. This is L.A.'s other public library system, covering areas not counted as part of the actual city.|
|Beverly Hills Public Library||
Students can get a free library card with a California ID from a city within the metropolitan L.A. area. The Fine Arts Division of the Library is excellent with a large collection of books, video tapes, DVDs, compact discs, cassette tapes, a circulating slide library, sheet music, and CD-ROMs.
Visiting the Getty Research Library has never been easier. The Library is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Call (310) 440-7390 and make an appointment. Parking will be free. For further information about visiting, click here.
Getty library materials do not circulate. Plaza Reader Privileges are easily granted. Please show your Otis ID. Materials from storage may be paged for use in the library.
|UCLA Arts Library||
1400 Public Policy Building
Melvyl is a computer-based library system for the California Digital Library, a shared library of the University of California (UC). The Catalog database contains records for books and other materials owned by any of the UC campuses, including UCLA. It also contains records for the California State Library in Sacramento and several other California institutions. California Digital Library.
|World Cat||WorldCat is the world's largest network of library content and services. If you find a book you want, you can find it in any member libraries near by. Otis and smaller libraries may have the book, but we aren't members, so it won't show up.|