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Introduction

Welcome to McKee Library's Comic Book libguide.  This guide is designed to entertain those of you who enjoy graphic novels and comics, as well as assist anyone wanting to learn more about this unique literary format.  We hope you find this guide useful.  If you have any questions, suggestions, or requests let us know.

 

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Requesting Material the Library Doesn't Own

You have two options if the library doesn't have what you need:

  1. request the material using Interlibrary Loan
  2. request that the library buys what you need

Interlibrary loan requests are made library (borrowing) to library (lending).  If the lending library has what is request, they will send it if they can.  If they can't fill the request, it is then forwarded to another library that should have the material.  Sometimes the process is very quick; other times it could take several weeks.  If you decide to go this route, get your request in early.  The night before your paper is due is not enough time.

You can also request that the library buys the material.  The director of the library looks at all the requests and determines if the library can buy.  Timing and budget constraints are factors in this process.  Not all requests are approved.

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